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Hiv Social Support

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The Well Project

HIV and Aging

... Table of Contents The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV May Speed Up Aging Monitor Your Overall Health Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV-Positive Aging Population Taking Care of Yourself The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impacts people of all ages, including older people
Ask the Experts

In regards to Can't deal with the anguish of HIV

I am also in anguish about being HIV positive and have been for 13 yrs and am still in good health. I have and still do feel the same as you and do go to a counselor. Even though doctors and people keep telling me to look at how long Magic Johnson...
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
...a personal trait as a process in which a person promotes their own well-being by maintaining healthy personal relationships, social support, and other factors that increase self esteem and a sense of personal control. Getting involved in your... Read more »

Straight Guy wants to date

I am a 37yo straight male and was diagnosed hiv+ 3 months ago. I am on medication and doing well and feeling healthy. I am ready to start dating again even though I thought I never would again. What are the laws and ethics about disclosing my...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...infected people and oppressed groups. This is why I encourage HIV infected people over and over again to have a wide network of social supports to discuss these issues and receive emotional support. Discussing these issues with other people who... Read more »

HIV a negative side-effect of mental illness

I've been treated for depression since 1993, the age of 16. Years later, after struggling with a progressive diagnosis to Bipolar and PTSD, I contracted HIV the spring of 2005. Many people wonder how I am dealing emotionally with the HIV infection....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You made an excellent point that people often have the perception that HIV inevitably leads to deep depression. I have been very impressed with the resiliency and hopefulness of my own patients, even Read more »

Best country for treatment

I am about to move away from Portugal and i intend to move to the country tthat offers the best HIV treatment in the world. I heard that in Sweden there is a very good treatment.Could you give me some advice about that?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I may be biased, but I think that we do a pretty good job with medication, financial and social support for HIV care in the United States.There are clearly excellent centers for HIV care througout Western Europe, Australia too...It Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Impact of Social Support on Cognitive Symptom Burden in HIV/AIDS

...associated with depression and objective neuropsychological impairments. Previous studies have shown an association between stronger social support and lower rates of depression. In the current study, the authors used a cross-sectional design to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Social Support and Maladaptive Coping as Predictors of the Change in Physical Health Symptoms Among Persons Living With HIV/AIDS

... Researchers in the current study sought to examine social support and maladaptive coping as predictors of HIV-related health symptoms in a primarily low-income and diverse sample of HIV/AIDS Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Age, Social Support Linked to HIV Drug Adherence

... Antiretroviral (ARV) drug adherence is critical, and treatment should be closely monitored for indications of HIV progression such as a decrease in CD4 cell levels and an increase in viral load, said Dr. Sabina De Geest of the University of Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...household income, using drugs and alcohol, having been sexually and physically abused, being the primary caregiver, and/or lack of social support. How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Symptoms of depression include: Changes in appetite or... Read more »
Connect With Others

find the positive side

Posted by lilmisskathy, 2 Replies
...things dont go the way there supost to bt we learn to get over it things happen 4 a reson i dont blame my real mom for given me HIV in fact I love her for it ... itz made me who i am its apart of me.. it might not be good bt thatz why i take meds... Read more »

Positive at 23

Posted by udboi84, 14 Replies
...Hey everyone. So I'm 23 and just found out three days ago that I was HIV+. I haven't broken down yet. I have only told 4 people the news and they are all very supportive, but they don't know what Read more »

Moving to Las Vegas

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi to all. I'm moving to Las Vegas next month, does anyone know of any HIV hetero social meetings or support groups. THANKS ! Read more »

Lonely in NYC

Posted by ffrbel, 4 Replies
...handle the temptations and crazyness of this city. I am 28 years old, gay, single, white, drug-free, professional that has been HIV positive for almost 3 years. I am looking to connect with other people that are in the same boat as me. Does... Read more »