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Hiv Women's Support Groups

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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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Abortions in pregnant HIV positive women

Should a pregnant woman be advised to have an abortion when she is HIV positive? Reasons for yes and no.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Regardless of whether a woman has HIV or not, the abortion issue is an extremely controversial one. It is not my position to tell a woman whether she should have Read more »

Is there a support group for alcoholics with hiv/aids?

my son is 32 and has recently went full blown. he is an alcoholic and has been for years. He is willing to talk to someone but it has to someone who is familiar with alcoholism with hiv/aids patients. Can you advise us?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Alcohol and substance abuse are often found together with HIV infection. If your son has access to an HIV clinic, they should know of alcohol treatment programs that are open and accepting 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 not... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Profiles Women's HIV/AIDS Support Group in Vietnam

...Hue, who receives small grants from international aid groups, works for the local Communist Party's women's union to expand support groups across the city (Mydans, New York Times , 5/28). Back to other news for May 30, 2006 Search the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Profiles Support Group for HIV-Positive Women Over Age 50

... The New York Times on Sunday profiled the Divas, a support group for black and Hispanic HIV-positive women over age 50 in Harlem, N.Y. The Divas is organized through Iris House , an HIV/AIDS service center that opened Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

The Hidden Epidemic: White Women and HIV

...including all the statistics even if they are low in number. White women need to hear that there are white women who are living with HIV/AIDS or they will never understand the possibility. I question dividing our prevention messages into... Read more »
Body Positive

Mayer-Avedon Women's Support Group

...supportive, but some thought I was crazy to be involved in this relationship. Finally, I met with the two social workers who run the support groups and they really knew what I was talking about." It's All in the Family The support groups are... Read more »
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Support Group

Posted by Leonardo, 5 Replies
Hey everyone, I finally checked out that local support group tonight. It really didn't work for me. As I drove home, I reflected on how fortunate I am to be able to speak everyone online. I really feel sorry for people who have to deal with this... Read more »

Professional Heterosexual Women/ Men Support Group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...heterosexual female and am interested in meeting other heterosexual professional women/ men who are HIV positive. Many of the past support groups that I attended were for gay males, gay females, or IV drug users. Although I did find one... Read more »

Support Groups??

Posted by ShannonLeigh
...Hi there! 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 Read more »

Support Groups??

Posted by ShannonLeigh
...Hi there! 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 Read more »