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Hiv And Social Behavior Changes

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Social Marketing Used to Promote Behavior Change Related to HIV, Other Issues in Kenya

Several advertising organizations are conducting social marketing campaigns in Kenya that address the country's health and social issues -- including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and domestic abuse -- Kenya's Nation reports. Kenya's... Read more »

Black Churches Tackle HIV From a Social Justice Angle, Not a Behavioral One; Is That Addressing the Issue or Just Avoiding It?

Kellee Terrell, News Editor for Last week for , I wrote a pretty straightforward piece about a recent Brown University study that explored ways that African-American churches in Philadelphia are engaging their congregations... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

From Social Service to Social Change: Integrating Advocacy Into AIDS Service Organizations

6:30-8:30 PM, The LGBT Community Center, New York City As HIV/AIDS continues to impact our communities in the U.S. and abroad, thousands of us are responding directly to the epidemic in our daily lives and workplaces. Many of us are a part of the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

behavior change in HIV positive person

One of my closest friends was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. He almost died in 1994 and was saved by a drug trial w/ a protease inh and two other meds. Lately, he has some behavioral changes and I'm concerned. He is forgetful and he mixes his...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
It's perfectly acceptable to talk with your friend about what you've observed. You can say in a kind and caring way that you've noticed some changes in his memory and maybe he should have this evaluated to see it's significant or... Read more »

Motivation for behavior change

Hi. I am a nursing student attempting to counsil teenagers on HIV/AIDS prevention. Any suggestions to help motivate them to change risky behaviors?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
My experience has been that just telling teenagers to protect themselvesagainst HIV/AIDS doesn't work well. This is because the average period oftime from infection to AIDS related symptoms is 10 years. Teenagers cannotperceive life 10 years... Read more »

Behavioral changes on Atripla

Dear Dr FawcettI have been on Atripla for 13 months and as far as my counts go, it is working perfectly (undetectable VL, CD4 +/- 600). However, I have been noticing small changes in my behaviour which are starting to worry me. These changes range...
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 your question. The efavirenz (Sustiva) component of Atripla has certainly been documented to cause strange reactions, including intense dreams, depression, anxiety, and anger. In a very small number of people (<1%) paranoia has been... Read more »

how does HIV/AIDS affect the sexual behavior of teens

I was wondering how the sexual behavior of teens has changed in recent years due to AIDS. Does it cause a paranoia type response?...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Not being a researcher, not having read anything on the topic you are asking about and not working with any teenagers I have no way to respond to your question. Sorry not to be more helpful.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »
Connect With Others

SURVEY:How does social stigma affect your coping?

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis

My name is Eric, a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I am working on a research... Read more »

Social groups in NY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Social Activities for HIV+ People, Like Us
If you or someone you know is HIV+ and seeking others in a similar situation, you have just found the two most unique communities in the New York City area. The reason we say the two most unique communities... Read more »

New free / nonprofit social networking site

Posted by theseeker
Hey all

There is a new site for hiv+, orgs, and friends. It is called - it seems to have potential... it is a little like myspace - and from what I hear they are making changes to make it even more so.

peace out! Read more »

Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketin

Posted by Anonymous
Job Listing: Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing

The Nigeria Contraceptive Social Marketing Programme is widely considered
to be one of the most successful of its kind in the world. The programme
has achieved national coverage and currently... Read more »