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How Does Hiv Affect Your Family

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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...single. They get divorced or lose their mates. While they had a partner they may have ignored HIV prevention messages. Very little HIV prevention education is targeted at older people Many older people believe that HIV only affects younger people Most older people get no training in safer sexual activities (see Fact Sheet 151 ) Drug use accounts for more than 17% of infections of people over 50 Unprotected sexual activity. This may be...
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Pro-Active from Alabama Gal

Hey honey.yep it's Alabama gal! How are ya? I wanted to tell you that although I have been struggling with accepting what is......I have been recognized as a dynomite public speaker. Last month I was speaking to 8 State Representatives and 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Alabama Gal,BRAVO! Actually if we all just did our part, we could stop HIV cold in its tracks! Thanks for doing your part.Keep up the great work!Dr. Bob Read more »

hiv/aids blacks

why are blacks more affected by hiv/aids then any other race
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question. In the United States, blacks and other people of color are affected by HIV/AIDS out of proportion to their makeup of the population. The major reason for this is that HIV is, itself, an opportunistic Read more »

best graduate school for AIDS social work

I am planning to attend graduate school in social work and public health next fall and my focus is HIV affected families and adolescents. I did not expect to be accepted into as many schools as I have been and am wondering how much difference it...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...curriculums so I am not able to advise you. You need to ask them about the possibility of doing your field placements in the field of HIV. Are you interested in clincial work, public policy or administration? Be very specific and interview the... Read more »

side affects

I'm a fifty year old female and taking atripila due to hiv I have been having the side affects of weird dreams and bloating and anxitey but at the same time I've have been goin thru some family issues due to illness and it has took a toll on me. so...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For Atripla the side effects (most intense in first several weeks-usually diminish by week 4) can be worsened if taking the Atripla within hours of consuming a high fat content meal or snack (fat increases levels of efavirenz). Taking on empty... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Agency Loses Grant to Expand Services for Families Affected by HIV/AIDS

...Western New York (ACS), a Buffalo-based agency that provides medical treatment and social services for individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS, has lost a $288,500 grant from the Junior League of Buffalo that was to be used to expand a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Fish Farms Increase Incomes, Improve Diets of Families Affected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Review Says

... Small fish farms in Malawi have helped 1,200 impoverished families affected by HIV/AIDS in rural areas of the country increase their incomes and improve their diets, according to a project review released Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Center for HIV-Affected Families in Danger of Closing

... A unique child care center and support group for Philadelphia families coping with HIV/AIDS may face closure soon, as funding sources for such care dry up. The St. Mary's Family Respite Center has served more than Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adolescent Adjustment Over Six Years in HIV-Affected Families

...significantly less substance use three and six years later. Additionally, positive parental bonds reported at baseline reduced emotional distress at three years and increased positive future expectations at six years. Substance use at three years... Read more »
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Posted by abitsad, 1 Reply
...It's been 4 months since my husband's AIDS diagnosis. He is now on Atripla which has worked great and is beginning to relive his life normally. I seem to give the dx much Read more »

Disclosed to Family.

Posted by TheBoyWhoLived, 5 Replies
...I even should tell them. I tried to forget I had HIV by not talking about it or even thinking about it. This was negatively affecting my physical and emotional health. I decided I needed to seek support from the people I love. I almost expected... Read more »

Tis' the season for... family conflict

Posted by Carrie, 3 Replies
...there. I asked my Mom if it would be ok if just my daughter went to join the family on Christmas Eve so that she wouldn't be affected as much by the situation. I know it's not a huge deal to miss out on part of the holiday while still going to... Read more »

Social Worker Brooklyn, NYC

Posted by Anonymous
...New York Looking to extend mental health support to clients on Saturdays. Position requires mental health counseling to hiv affected and infected clients and families. Notes, occasional groups and back-up for current sw. Send resume to: Debbie... Read more »