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Hiv Group Therapy

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some studies, HIV-positive women were twice as likely as men to be depressed (this is also seen in...
Ask the Experts

Immune Supporting Vitamins

I was just diagnosed three days ago and I'm freaking out a little but focused on doing everything I can to live a long time from now. Some of my initial thoughts are to take Echanasia(spelt wrong) and Vitamin C to support the immune system. I've...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...a day. Do not go to bed late.Third: Find all the support you need while you are going through the anxiety of knowing you are HIV positive. Support groups, therapy, exercise, talking to friends, volunteering, etc can be very therapeutic. Stress is... Read more »

group therapy

Are there any resources available with guidelines/ research on group treatment for PWA's or HIV+ people? Having a difficult time trying to locate info.
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...I am not sure what you mean by guidelines. The empirical and anecdotal reports are that many people living with HIV and AIDS derive enormous benefit from attending support groups with other people living with HIV/ AIDS. Many other people do Read more »

Wheres local help

Ive been asking for help from the local aids services but do not even get a response. I was in a group therapy session and another HIV pos man said dont use them they are a nite mare. Im wondering if there is any help out there....Ive been trying...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Thanks for sharing your frustrations. Suggest trying to discuss with other HIV patients in area to try to locate helpful resources from their personal experience. Read more »

Group Therapy and Counseling Resources

Dear Michael, I am writing as a graduate student in Counseling and an HIV Positive gay man. I'm interested in any/all resources in counseling (individually), marital/family therapy models and group psychotherapy with gay men with HIV Disease. I've...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...epidemic there is a plethora of published articles and books on this topic. Books on the mental health needs of gay men living with HIV are being published all the time. Several excellent books that are recent that are not specific to gay men but... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"The World" Profiles Study Showing Benefits of Group Therapy Among Ugandans Affected by HIV/AIDS

...reported on a recent study showing that people affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda who also have major depression have benefited from group therapy sessions (Baron, "The World," PRI, 3/25). The study was conducted by counselors from World Vision ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Group Therapy Can Help Treat Depression Among HIV/AIDS Patients, Uganda Study Says

...People living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda who also have major depression have benefited from group therapy sessions, according to a study conducted by counselors from World Vision and researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Family Group Approach to Increasing Adherence to Therapy in HIV-Infected Youths: Results of a Pilot Project

...The authors, concerned that lack of adherence to HAART therapy among adolescents with HIV was causing increased morbidity and premature death in their clinic population, developed a pilot program to involve families Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

VOA News Profiles HIV/AIDS Counselor Who Works in Washington, D.C. visitors on the best ways to reach others in the community and uses a two-part approach that combines counseling and group therapy for HIV-positive people. Williams said, "If we can change things here, if we can make a difference on this... Read more »
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group therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone- does anyone know information regarding group therapy in NYC for people newly diagnosed with hiv? Thanks. Read more »

Is tiredness a symptom?

Posted by James1941, 5 Replies
...Tested HIV+ in Sept 2005, contracted it in March or April 2005 (I think) regular monitoring, still no medication, readings holding steady. Read more »

Just learned my son is HIV positive

Posted by scaredmom, 8 Replies
...I just found out yesterday that my 26 year old son is HIV positive. I am scared and I think somewhat in shock. What do I do now? How do I help him the most? I would love to hear from Read more »

Need someone to talk to in the Midwest!

Posted by Wrangler39, 7 Replies
...I am very new to this HIV thing. I tested + about 6 months ago. I am hitting rock bottom now, not sure if it is because the holidays or what. I am from Read more »