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support groups for heteros

Posted by BrianInNJ, 1 Reply
I just found out I am HIV+ about 3 weeks ago. I am a straight male and wanted to know if there are other people out there in my same position. I have seen lots of support groups for gay men but not for straight men. If anyone knows of groups that... Read more »

any support for hetero guys?

Posted by idontjudge, 6 Replies
hi, I'm new at the body and was browsing through when I noticed that the focus seemed to be on gay guys and women. Don't get me wrong, I have found wonderful support from these groups but I wonder if there are any straight guys with this? p.s.... Read more »

LOS ANGELES hetero HIV+ group *DELETED*

Posted by AaronK, 1 Reply
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Maintaining a Hetero Neg/POS relationship

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
We just recently found out my partner (male) has been infected - I am negative - My fears are huge and my knowledge is limited but growing daily.

How safe can sex be? How to keep a clean enviroment? What about preparing meals? What about children's... Read more »

being hetero with hiv

Posted by daylitemoon
dating is not my concern (at this point, newly diagnosed) mostly i'm finding it hard to find groups or other straight people with the disease. i live in so cal and think i might be ready to find a group or two talk about our issues...any ideas? Read more »
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Hetero Pos Son, 24, Despairs of ever having Love in his life

Dear Dr. Bob:My son is straight and has gone 4+ years without sexual expression and now is feeling like life isn't worth living if he can't have a partner and love in his life. He is healthy, pre-med and although he lived with a girl for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Anguished Mother,If indeed your HIV-positive son "feels like life isn't worth living" and is in "despair" with "feelings of hopelessness and loneliness," you indeed have cause for your concern; however, a DVD... Read more »

Research regarding HIV+ support groups

I am trying to find information (statistics, studies, and other research) that outlines the effects of organized support groups on people effected with HIV.I can easily find info regarding number of cases, etc. But nothing specific to the benefits...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know of any published data on the effects of support groups. I would recommend researching the commonly used informational sites. A good place to start is:http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/... Read more »

HIV Testing Support Group & Friends

Good day Michael S., MSW, I would very much like to create a decent non-profit HIV Testing Support Group whereas good folkz like the ones that frequent this forum, can exchange friendship, thoughts, and mutual HIV worrying support. I would just love...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Of course I will post this, so anyone who reads it and is interested in participating can do so. But I don't feel comfortable creating a hyper link, which would tacitly imply my endorsement of the group, which is not something I am able to do... Read more »

Support group for physicians with HIV?

I was recently diagnosed with HIV and I am a young surgeon. I am in desperate need of another physician, preferably a surgeon, to talk to about a lot of the legal and professional issues that even my doctor can't answer. Are there any support...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I can understand the need for consultation and support. I have a small group of colleagues on whom I rely, but it is all informal. I don't know of any central listings of such groups or any online forums. Local medical... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Africa Increasingly Seek Support From Groups Founded by Others Living With HIV, Long Island Newsday Reports

HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa increasingly are turning to groups founded and run by others living with the virus, rather than the formal health sector and nongovernmental organizations, for support, Long Island Newsday reports. In... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Treatment Action Group Supports Maraviroc Approval

Treatment Action Group (TAG) supports the approval of maraviroc for treatment of HIV infection in patients with prior antiretroviral experience. Maraviroc is an orally-available small molecule that binds to and alters the shape of CCR5, a cell... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nebraska: East Grand Forks Support Group Forms for Those Living With HIV/AIDS

A support group has formed for people with HIV/AIDS in the Grand Forks region. At a recent gathering, members spoke about their fears: fear of spreading HIV, fear of catching colds and other infections due to weakened immune systems, and other... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: HIV Positive Patients Start a Support Group

Several HIV-positive patients in Nashik, India, have formed a support group called Network of People and Children Living with HIIV (NPCLH) and registered it as a charity organization. The organization, composed of two men and five women, aims to not... Read more »