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Hiv Social Issues

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Is Social Issue Affecting Women, Botswana Conference Participants Say

HIV/AIDS should be looked at as a "social issue, not just a medical one," according to participants attending a conference on the impact of the epidemic on women that opened on Tuesday in Botswana, VOA News reports (De Capua, VOA News , 9/10). ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Laura Bush Becoming "Public Face" of U.S. Commitment to Fight HIV/AIDS, Other Humanitarian, Social Issues

First lady Laura Bush is becoming the "public face" of the U.S. government commitment to fight HIV/AIDS and address other humanitarian and social issues, the Washington Post reports. According to the Post , Laura Bush is adopting the role of a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS IMPACT Conference in South Africa Begins With Theme of Social Issues Related to HIV/AIDS

Social issues related to HIV/AIDS -- such as urbanization, underdevelopment and gender equality -- are not being "adequately addressed" in South Africa, Zola Skweyiya, the country's social services minister, said on Monday at the opening session of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV/ AIDS and if effects on Social Health

Hi my name is Chris S. and I am doing a report on the AIDS/ HIV Virus. I was wondering if you could take the time to answer my question. I am wondering what the impact of this virus can have of the social health of an individual. Thank you for...
Father Rodney J. DeMartini

Response from Father Rodney J. DeMartini

National Catholic AIDS Network
Dear Chris, Thank you for your question. I want to begin by saying that my response is based upon my experience of journeying with many women and men living with HIV/AIDS but in no way can include the variety of effects which the virus can have on... Read more »

confidentiality issues in regards to HIV positive school students

I am a Senior Biology Major at XXXXXXX in XXX. I am taking a Social Ethics course that involves writing a paper on the topic of choice. Mine is in regards to a teacher's rights, responsibilities, and options if he/she was informed by a parent...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
When a teacher learns from a parent that a student in the school has HIV, the teacher has one clear legal responsibility: to keep that information confidential. Privacy law protects the student from a teacher's disclosure of medical... Read more »

Social Stigma

I'm wondering what the common social problems are for people with AIDS. How can I expect the community to treat me once I reveal the fact that I have AIDS?...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
There are not any "common social problems" but a host of potential issues that any individual may or may not have to face depending upon his or her individual coping style, support network and where he or she may live. Your question is... Read more »

Social Security Disability

Can a person with mental issue and HIV collect SSD?...
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
Yes, either a diagnosis of AIDS or a serious mental disorder can make one eligible for Social Security Disability. However, it has become much more difficult to get disability status (an AIDS diagnosis was once almost an automatic criteria). In... Read more »
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Employment / Career Issues

Posted by poz10yrs, 4 Replies
I am just writing to share that I have been having difficulties considering careers in regards to my HIV status. This is because in 2008 I went head to head with a doctor, during a physical, about whether or not my status should prevent me... Read more »

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?

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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 are kept confidential. We are a service of the Minnesota AIDS... 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 to check out brunch this week. You can email us at... Read more »