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How To Support Someone Who Is Hiv Positive

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AIDS Foundation of Chicago

As Mother's Day Approaches, "None Born Positive" Campaign Puts Spotlight on Resources, Support for HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

Chicago -- Jazz had little hope when she was diagnosed as HIV-positive. She was pregnant, unstably housed and recently separated from the father of her two young children, who still depended on her for care. But after finding stable housing and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Panelists Urge Businesses in Africa to Support HIV-Positive Employees, Women to Get Tested

Businesses in Africa should support HIV-positive employees, and more women on the continent should receive HIV tests and empower themselves with knowledge about HIV/AIDS, panelists at a Pan-African leadership summit in Cape Town, South Africa, said... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates Request Support for HIV-Positive People Affected by Floods in Namibia

The Solidarity Community Care Organization is requesting urgent support for HIV-positive people affected by recent flooding in northern areas of Namibia, the Namibian reports. The organization in a recent statement voiced concerns that... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Support for HIV positive friend

I just found out yesterday that a good friend of mine at work has been diagnosed HIV positive. Stems from a rape two years ago. My friend is 49, female and jewish. She has already begun experiencing health problems related to the HIV; i.e. she...
Steven Pieters

Response from Steven Pieters

Metropolitan Community Church of LA
The fact that you're consulting The Body here shows you're starting to help and support your friend already! The Body can provide you with an enormous amount of current information about living with HIV/AIDS. Keeping up with the latest... Read more »

How do I support my boyfriend who recently tested HIV-positive?

My long-distance boyfriend recently told that he tested HIV-positive. He's getting a second opinion. I told him that I love him and want to support him in any way that I can. But I find myself constantly knocking on an invisible emotional wall....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is difficult to do long distance. If your boyfriend only recently found out about his positively charged status, you need to give him some time to adjust to his new reality. I don't think your "emotional needs" are the most... Read more »

positive man - how to give support to negative partner

Hello Dr. Remien. I'm a hiv+ gay man and my partner is hiv neg. I tested positive 5 years ago. We've been together for a year now and though it's going well most of the times, some issues tend to come back. We practice the safest...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
First of all, you're English is just fine and your question is a good one. Your situation is very common and describes some of the challenges of being a couple of mixed HIV status. It is normal to have some fears and worries about... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's recent HIV diagnosis. Regarding your risk, I suggest you read through the information in the archives of this forum in the chapters dedicated to magnetic couples, HIV-sexual prevention and... Read more »
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Pregnant and HIV positive: Need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a 32 year old woman. I found out that I was HIV positive in 1996. I had a 2 year old son and an eight month old at the time. I am pregnant now. I have NEVER taken any medication and I have never had a detectable viral load. I do not know any... Read more »

HIV Positive Singles Dating & Support Community. Fully anonymous!

Posted by positiveguyhere, 1 Reply focuses on providing a safe PozMatch & Support group for HIV Personals. It has services of HIV blog, forum, ask HIV counselor, real poz inspirational stories and other general dating. The network has been helping HIV... Read more »

Positive Website/Support Group for HIV'ers

Posted by RobbyD, 2 Replies
Hey everyone,

My name is Robert Douglas, I was diagnosed in May of last year
and have decided that I was going to dedicate my life to advocating
for people like myself whom are infected with HIV.

I have created a website, which I hope will eventually... Read more »

How can I support my positive nephew

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My newphew has just told us that he has HIV. He found out about
18 months ago and has kept it to himself since then. We - his
parents, sisters, aunts, other relatives and friends - are all
anxious to give him as much support and love as possible and... Read more »