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Hiv And Social Groups

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...combination of these. Various mental health professionals can provide psychotherapy, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. It may also be helpful to seek the support of other HIV-positive women through support groups or peer counseling. Social support from friends and family has been found to help HIV-positive people avoid depression or cope better with it. Members of a social support network can help with chores like...
Ask the Experts

Frustrated and depressed

I have tried three different counselors, one psychiatric nurse practitioner, and two PhD Psychologists. I have tried three different antidepressants but they caused me to have seizures. I have participated in a HIV social group for about a year. ...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...effects like seizures. Perhaps you need a neurological exam to determine why you are so sensitive to developing seizures. Some HIV-related conditions may cause this.If neurological and psychiatric evaluation don't clarify the problem, then you... Read more »

Advice on how to start a community service group at my university?

Hello Dr. Bob! I recently started school at a university here in Maryland and was looking to join some extracurricular groups/organizations. Unfortunately, the selection at my university is limited and there isn't anything offered that spurs my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...AIDS Foundation to see if they have any affiliate programs in your area. Thanks for being willing to join the battle against HIV/AIDS.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »


I was diagnosed two years ago with HIV. Since then I've been on an emotional rollercoaster; grief, anger, depression, frustration. I'm sure this is common for folks in my shoes. I have a counselor, I am part of an HIV positive social group, I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Grief, anger, and frustration are part of the experience of coping with illness of any kind. Nobody asks to be ill, but once you are, you have no choice but to try to find a way to cope with it. This means that there will be times when you feel... Read more »

too private to broadcast

My mother has been telling every one that i am +. I can understand that she needs a support system, but she even tells business aquaintances. I think she is going too far,it should be a personal choice, deciding who& when to tell my decision,not...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School help her process her feelings. Many medical facilities that care for HIV positive people have social workers and support groups who may be able to help you to understand why your mother is doing this and how to approach her. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Non-Profit Group Marks 25 Years in Fight Against HIV, AIDS

...only organization offering HIV and STD services in Berks and Schuykill counties. An atmosphere of enormous fear surrounded HIV/AIDS in 1985, said Carolyn Bazik, the group's executive director. "Parents were having a hard time accessing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Arkansas Group Launches $150,000 Grant Program for Community HIV/AIDS Advocacy Groups

...Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. The commission will begin offering up to $150,000 in grants this year for community-based groups that work to educate people about HIV/AIDS, offer testing and services, or develop policies, Wynona... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Toronto Star Profiles Work of Women's HIV/AIDS Advocacy Group in Namibia it rights issues, economic empowerment issues or sexual reproductive health issues." Gatsi-Mallet added, "Through support groups that they organize, meetings that they attend with ministry officials and training workshops that they attend,... Read more »
Connect With Others

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? D.H. Read more »

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 Read more »

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 Read more »

Support Groups??

Posted by ShannonLeigh
...Hi there! My name is Shannon and I am a Social Work intern for an HIV clinic. Right now we have a support group for men and I am interested in beginning a group for women. I'd love to hear your thoughts Read more »