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Hiv And Social Groups

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HIV+ Gay/Bi Social Group Minneapolis

Posted by Anonymous
Positive Link is a social/community building group of HIV+ gay/bi men in the TwinCities area. If you want more information email us at:, all inquiries are kept confidential. We are a service of the Minnesota AIDS... Read more »

Social group for HIV positive woman

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm looking to find a social group in Philadelphia (to meet upwardly mobile positive guys). Just diagnosed, 28 years old and single woman. Know of anything?

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Minneapolis HIV+ Gay/Bi Men Social Group

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Positive Link is an social networking group for HIV+ Gay and Bi men. We have a Brunch on Saturday morning at 11 am and if you are interested in what we are all about or would like to check out brunch this week. You can email us at... Read more »

Poz social group

Posted by Anonymous
East Bay Poz Socials is a new Yahoo group formed to organize social gatherings for HIV positive people in the east bay area. Follow the link below to check us out and join up if interested.
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Social Groups in Los Angeles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was told two days before Christmas that I am HIV+, I am handling this pretty well, (all very well to say as I haven't balled my eyes out today) I am looking for a social group in Los Angeles that I can just sit and chat /drink with other people... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Help with learning to deal with social isolation

I am an HIV positive social worker who has worked in the AIDS field for 12 years now. I've been positive for nearly 20 years. Because of my professional contacts, I have been keeping overly strict boundaries with my clients and even those...
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
Codes of ethics in various professions, including social work, provide guidelines for our interaction with clients, each other, and the profession. I understand and respect your application of strict boundaries but such guidelines are not meant to... Read more »

Private Disability, DC Govt and Social Security Payments

hi there-I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 and have not had any serious OIs (although i do have neuropathy,lypodystrophy, balance and some cognitive dysfunction). I have become resistant to almost all drugs and my T-cells are now 8 and i have a viral...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Even if you are receiving disability benefits through an employer-sponsored group plan or your own indvidiiual disability policy, you are still eligible to apply for Social Security disability benefits. If you are insured under Social Security and... Read more »

Being reminded of Social Phobias

First of all I have read your answers to quite a few letters posted in here. I respect your opinion and feel you are much on target even though I am nowhere near your professional education or knowledge. However I feel it might be where you are or...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I never claimed that a support group was for every one, just for those people who are complaining about being isolated and lonely and not knowing other people who are in the same boat.I disagree with you about how anyone needs to return to the... Read more »

What kind of support group do I want/need?

I've been HIV since the mid 80s & have done relatively well living with HIV. Now, I have a couple other medical issues & they seem to be muddying the waters as I seek some a support group or therapy. I have AVN which has pretty...
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
Situations like yours are becoming increasingly common as the population of individuals living with HIV ages. You will not find a group specifically tailored to match all your conditions, but I would make a priority of finding a mental health... Read more »

Minnesota Groups Look at Social Media's Role in HIV Treatment Adherence

When it comes to HIV treatment adherence, remembering to take your meds is just half the battle. You also have to want to take them. Nowadays, it's common for people on HIV treatment to receive text or email alerts reminding them it's time to take... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Guys and Girls -- Interview With the Founder of NYC's Straight Social Group

As facilitator of support groups at New York City's Body Positive during the early '90s, straight boy Thorner Harris heard people say over and over that all social events for heterosexuals with HIV were largely limited to those living in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Accessing Social Networks With High Rates of Undiagnosed HIV Infection: The Social Networks Demonstration Project

The study authors "evaluated the use of social networks to reach persons with undiagnosed HIV infection in ethnic minority communities and link them to medical care and HIV prevention services." In seven cities, CDC funded nine community-based... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Care Groups Fear Post-ACA Future

Community-based providers of HIV care and social services are expressing fear they could disappear as the health system becomes more integrated and their funding sources potentially dry up. In a panel discussion Tuesday on the future of Ryan White... Read more »