Hiv Peer Support Group Model

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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...
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Gay men and Sex Addiciton

Hello Doctor,I see gay men around (I am one!) and I see th ebehaviors, what they talk about, what they focus mostly on, and sexual behaviors and I been thinking most of them are addicted to sex. I was looking and gay and hiv/aids organizations and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...having "fuck buddies" -- may well show up on your local therapist's sexual addiction assessment, however. One of the original self-help groups for sex addicts, Sexaholics Anonymous, goes as far as targeting "sex outside of heterosexual marriage"... Read more »


My husband been living with hiv for the past 4 years. His health has slowly deteriorated and is wasting. he smokes quite a bit and ocassionally takes alchohol. What are the effects of smoking?? his CD4 count has gone down to 12.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A CD4 count of 12 is dangerously low and leaves your husband at increased risk for developing an HIV/AIDS-related opportunistic infection or malignancy. Is he being followed by an HIV specialist? New, novel-acting HIV drugs have Read more »

Stopped smoking-V.L. shot up.

Whats up,I recently stopped smoking two or so months ago, when I did my blood work just last week, My V. Load shot up nearly a 1,000 points and my liver showed signs of unsteady rest. The Doctors have asked me if I've been sick, and I haven't. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...helpful to quit with a buddy for the sake of mutual encouragement. Most cities have organized smoking cessation classes and support groups, often sponsored by local chapters of the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association; some... Read more »


Could you post or repost the article on smoking ! It was not there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Studies have shown that combining these methods with educational materials, counseling, behavior modification techniques, and group support produces the best long-term outcomes. Nicotine Replacement TherapyMany smokers find it difficult to change... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Black Women Living With AIDS Thrive Thanks to Peer Support

...needs of gay men, the largest demographic group living with HIV/AIDS and, during the early years, the most visible. But having peer support can help keep women in care, says ob-gyn Jean R. Anderson, M.D. , the founder and first director of the ... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...existing pain medication regimen. Finding Support Finding support and help is critical. Peer organizations or local HIVsupport groups can offset the sense of helplessness many people who sufferchronic pain feel. Also, seeing a neurologist... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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Trying to find help so I can cope.

Posted by Atheena, 1 Reply
...program is only available to low income people period. I cant even pay to get in the program because it is a funded program. Support groups? Are there any out there for someone like me? I don't feel like telling my story over and over... Read more »

Telling the ones you love

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...very supportive. I don't know how to tell my children's fathers or my friend. So many people are uneducated when it comes to HIV and I'm afraid to tell anyone else. Read more »

Meeting People

Posted by DKW, 3 Replies
...Just found this site. I am a HIV + male and heterosexual. Where do people go to meet other people with HIV? I live in LA and it just hard to find women who Read more »
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