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How Hiv Affects A Family

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adolescent Adjustment Over Six Years in HIV-Affected Families

The current study was conducted to assess predictors of adjustment of adolescents of parents with HIV (PWH) at three and six years after the delivery of either a coping-skills intervention or a standard-care condition. The investigators conducted a... 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 450 families since it opened 15... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Efforts to Help Children Affected by HIV/AIDS Should Focus on Families, Report Says

Family mechanisms of support should become the focus of efforts to help children affected by HIV/AIDS worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by the Joint Learning Initiative on Children and HIV/AIDS , AFP/ reports. The study --... Read more »
Ask the Experts

since this fom existes u r almost a family member to me. Can you just reply to me? (ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF RECURRENT IRRATIONAL HIV FEARS, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob,Regards from Turkey.I read almost every query in your forum and you may say why the hell are you still writing to me but...i am sorry.Since 1996 I have that fear of HIV.I had many incidents that i perceived as exposure and you know...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sinan, I'll be brief, as your current concerns are again completely irrational and unwarranted.You ask "is this incident a f***ing fear of HIV again?" The answer is absolutely yes. Your problem is not HIV, but rather irrational... Read more »

gay hiv positive wife sons neg. deal with family secret

greetings,seeking info for sister. husband devulged gay one yr ago then last week announced he is hiv positive. no support system for sister where to turn? boys 11 and 13. Sons know nothing. suggestions,help,books,web sites,discussion groups ect....
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Clearly you are describing a challenging situation. This website ("The Body") is a good starting place, and while I am not personally aware of all the other possible web sites and Internet discussion groups, I know there are many. You... Read more »

Can HBV affect your family

I have two quick qeustions. One I have been Told that I have HBV and I am 20 years old I want to know later on in life when i have kids will that affect my family (husband and child) and can it cure itself....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
First, you have to get clarification on whether you are just antibody positive and therefore had exposure with resolution of infection. Or you are chronically infected as determined by surface antigen positivity or HBV DNA PCR test positivity. If... Read more »

Does HIV affect menstrual cycles?

I was wondering if there has been any studies done on the effect of HIV and or HIV drugs on the menstrual cycles. I'm 40 years old and have had many problems with my period, but these last two years, it has gotten extremely worse. My doctor...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Studies have indeed addressed the relationship between HIV and menstrual cycles. For the most part, neither HIV nor the HIV medications affect the menstrual cycle. However, patients who have AIDS and AIDS wasting, may experience menstrual cycle... Read more »
Connect With Others

People Affected By HIV Support Group

Posted by Anonymous
I would like to invite anyone who has a friend or family member with HIV - and is needing to talk about this - to a new email group called HIV Affected. This support group will consist of others just like you, people who don't know where to... Read more »

Islam, the, family, and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ihivf
Islam, the Family, and HIV/AIDS
by International HIV Fund
Written by Amina Wasi and Iftekhar Ahmed, International HIV Fund

The family in Islam

The family is considered to be the building block of society. In particular, the family plays a significant... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
scared to tell family fear of rejection
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family members afraid

Posted by koko, 6 Replies
I need some suggestions here. My father has AIDS and my sister (whose only 4) may be HIV pos. They are both visiting from out of town and I've noticed a lot of ignorance when it comes to 2 of my family members and how it's spread. Please someone,... Read more »