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Hiv Peer Counselor

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The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...not join them. However, it is important for the aging population living with HIV to seek out support. A lack of support can lead to depression. A mental health counselor, health educator, or peer counselor can help. Some peer counselors may have had similar experiences and can share healthy ways to cope. Taking Care of Yourself There is a lot of research and attention focused on aging and HIV. With it may come advances in the care and...
Ask the Experts

Whats with the stigma?

Ive noticed alot of stigma attatched to being HIV pos, I had an OI which almost killed me in 04 but I bounced back only to go on ssdi because of anxiety issues. Ive noticed now when I try and open any doors they all seem closed, its almost like you...
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
...Stigma remains an enormous reality for anyone living with HIV/AIDS. Many people experience multiple layers of stigma, including physical illness, disability, mood problems, financial concerns, Read more »

newly diagnosed/no treatment?

I am a female 30 just diagnosed within the last couple of weeks.Cd4 count is 805 and viral load is 750. Doctor says no need to start treatment just more blood work in 3 mos. Is this appropriate? I have been unable to find any counselors specializing...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...usually associated with a slow progression toward illness. The key is to keep monitoring it.A resource for finding counseling and peer support in LA is : AIDS Project Los Angeles (www.APLA.org). I would welcome other suggestions from... Read more »

HIV counselor and HIV!

Can you contract HIV if the HIV counselor that did the test is HIV+??I heard my counselor is HIV+ and he did the oraquick finger prick with a lancet. Would there be a risk if he pricked himself too at the same time? Or is that not humanly possible...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your fears are completely unwarranted. The only way you could have contracted HIV from that poz counselor would be to have had unsafe sex with him, OK?Thanks for the donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Read more »

My peer councelor is a tattle tale

I work in a 911 communications center, after testing HIV+, I confided in my supervisor (which is also trained as the Dept. Peer Counselor) only due to the fact of some health issues in the work place (I.E. always assigning sick people to take over...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...way in 2002. Do you have a union? A shop steward? If so, involve that person. Many union personnel are now well-educated about HIV and could talk circles around your ill-advised supervisor. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Not-for-Profit Group in Detroit Aims to Reach Elderly With HIV Prevention Messages Using Peer Counselors

... Detroit, Mich.-based Urban Solutions -- a not-for-profit group that aims to reduce HIV transmission among elderly Detroit residents -- is using peer counselors to educate people ages 50 and older about HIV transmission, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Barber Puts Shop on HIV-Prevention Front With Fast, Free Tests

...counselor, administers rapid oral HIV tests, giving people their results in 20 minutes. Three years ago, Jones was certified as an HIV peer counselor in the county's Project Courage HIV prevention program. His sister Kysha Thompson, who owns the... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Peer Counseling Perspectives

...Counseling Program at AIDS Survival Project (ASP) is trying to reach the African-American community and help those living with HIV by providing an ear to listen and referrals to places that can offer help. According to an article in USA Today ,... Read more »
Housing Works

A Night Out With NYC's Thriving Needle-Exchange Peer Outreach Program

...doing. Now it's different. I see a lot of trans who aren't prostitutes," she said. "They're nurses, they're social workers, counselors. They make me feel like I can live differently. But then, everyone I met was prostitutes. You think 'She's a... Read more »
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HIV Counselor/Educator Miami

Posted by Anonymous
...University of Miami HIV/AIDS HIV Counselor/Educator Description: hiv/aids educator; pre/post counselor Maria Mejia Educator and Counselor Read more »

Is the HIV counselor a whacko

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...been 60 days and my girlfriend is furious with me becuase every little thing that happens, Im dying. At my Dr's office the HIV counselor (area of town is high GAY/ Transgender/ Lesbian) told me to come back in 90 days to get tested and and then... Read more »

Outreach Worker / HIV Counselor and Tester

Posted by Anonymous
...John XXIII AIDS Ministry Outreach Worker / HIV Counselor and Tester in Salinas, California The AACT Program (African-American Counseling and Testing) Coordinator will Read more »

Bilingual HIV Counselor/Tester Conn.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hispanic Health Council, Inc. Bilingual HIV Counselor/Tester Description: Provides ongoing risk reduction behavioral change counseling and testing to farm workers and others that Read more »