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Hiv Peer Support Group Model

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

New Online Peer Support Group for People With HIV

This article was reported in TheGayUK . The website myHIV, hosted by the HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust, recently added real-time online peer support through the site's community forums. The charity has recruited and trained... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black Women Living With AIDS Thrive Thanks to Peer Support

Roberta Willis (name changed), 26, has come a long way since first discovering she was HIV-positive, thanks to a little help from her friends: peers and mentors who are also living with HIV. Raped and impregnated by a neighbor when she was 15,... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black Women Living With AIDS Thrive Thanks to Peer Support

Roberta Willis (name changed), 26, has come a long way since first discovering she was HIV-positive, thanks to a little help from her friends: peers and mentors who are also living with HIV. Raped and impregnated by a neighbor when she was 15,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV + model not on treatment

Hi Bob, l recently tested positive to HIV and live in west australia,l got the infection in jan 08 and tested positive in may, l have had 3 tests first test cd4 440 and percentage %21 and second test viral load 14,000 and CD4 380 and percentage %25...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Grant,Prior to beginning any HIV regimen, I would recommend you obtain a genotype resistance test to ascertain if your viral strain is already resistant to one or more therapies. Once you have the results of that test, your HIV specialist could... Read more »

Being a Good Facilitator/Running a Support Group

Dear Michael: I am about to attempt the reactivation of our Gay Men's HIV+ Support Group after a long period of client neglect and apathy. I live in a area where it can be sometimes felt like the minority of people infected and affected with...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Dear Donn,Thanks for your positive feedback on my Widower's book. I am pleased that you are finding it useful.Getting groups started and sustaining them is difficult in all locations, but as you so accurately note, especially more so outside... Read more »

Research regarding HIV+ support groups

I am trying to find information (statistics, studies, and other research) that outlines the effects of organized support groups on people effected with HIV.I can easily find info regarding number of cases, etc. But nothing specific to the benefits...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know of any published data on the effects of support groups. I would recommend researching the commonly used informational sites. A good place to start is:http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/... Read more »

HIV Testing Support Group & Friends

Good day Michael S., MSW, I would very much like to create a decent non-profit HIV Testing Support Group whereas good folkz like the ones that frequent this forum, can exchange friendship, thoughts, and mutual HIV worrying support. I would just love...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Of course I will post this, so anyone who reads it and is interested in participating can do so. But I don't feel comfortable creating a hyper link, which would tacitly imply my endorsement of the group, which is not something I am able to do... Read more »
Connect With Others

peer led support groups

Posted by Anonymous
I am working on a project where we are putting together a manual for peer run support groups for individuals with HIV/AIDS who are also mental health consumers. I want to locate organizations that are currently involved in peer run support groups to... Read more »

Part-time Paid Peer Facilitator Positions in NYC

Posted by Terri1
The NYC DOHMH is currently accepting resumes for several part-time peer facilitator positions for a new workshop series for persons living with HIV/AIDS. These positions are paid and the peer will receive a stipend.


In Fall 2011, the New York City... Read more »

Support Groups??

Posted by ShannonLeigh, 4 Replies
Hi ladies! 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 on this...for instance if you've attended a... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed Support Group in Long Beach

Posted by MichaelLB
We've just started a new drop-in support group in Long Beach, CA for folks who have a new HIV diagnosis. We'll be talking about disclosure, dating, and safer sex issues; managing medical care, understanding lab work, and treatment options; and... Read more »