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Mental Illness And Disabled Adults With Hiv

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Legal obligation to disclose mentally-ill brother's HIV status?

My brother is HIV positive. He is also mentally ill. He does not disclose that he is positive to anyone. Am I legally obligated to tell any of the women he dates if I have contact with them (family get-togethers, etc.) that he is positive. Morally I...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
One of my clients is a provider of public benefit mental health services. They focus on teaching the HIV-positive client the importance of safer sex, disclosure and responsible behavior. Are you in a position to talk about this with anyone who... Read more »

HIV and the mentally disabled+donation

I have a cousin that is hiv+ and mentally disabled. He has a habit of spitting and blowing in... Read more »

toxoplasmosis, HIV & Mental Illness

Do you have any opinions on people with HIV and toxiplasmosis in that it can cause Bipolar and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Policy and Serious Mental Illness

"Should seriously mentally ill patients undergo mandatory testing for HIV?" is the question the authors explore in this study. Stating that debate over "the ethical issues raised by the spread of HIV among the seriously mentally ill" has been going... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mentally Ill at Higher Risk of Hepatitis C Infection; Treatment Can Cause Additional Mental Problems

Almost 20% of people in United States with severe mental illness have hepatitis C infection, compared with 1.8% of the general U.S. population, because many people with mental illness are exposed to risk factors for bloodborne viruses, the Dallas... Read more »
Body Positive

Uphill Struggles: Mentally Handicapped and HIV-Positive

For someone with a mental handicap, HIV/AIDS presents a special challengethat often results in an uphill struggle. People with mild handicaps areable to adjust and function in all types of competitive employment and withlittle modification to their... Read more »
Body Positive

Into the Third Decade of AIDS: Books on HIV and Mental Health

Counseling Chemically Dependent People With HIV Illness ; Michael Shernoff, Editor; 172 pages, Reprint edition (February 1992), Harrington Park Press, $19.95. The Second Decade of AIDS: A Mental Health Practice Handbook ; Michael Shernoff and Walt... Read more »
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I am the caregiver of a disabled adult who has HIV

Posted by 28262
I am the guardian of a disabled adult who is HIV positive. I am HIV negative. I never thought I would land up with a person who had HIV living in my home. I always said to myself I would never let someone with HIV live in my home. Over time I... Read more »

HIV in Older Adults

Posted by crabman, 3 Replies
I know that many of us are now 'older'. This was an attachment in one of my emails today. It covers some of the additional things that those of us that are older with HIV need to keep in mind concerning our health. While this is geared toward... Read more »

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I ran across this list in my morning reading. Good stuff. As a person who uses a power wheelchair to get around and who has an HIV related cognitive disorder that causes me to speak slowly, have difficulty undrstanding conversations, and have... Read more »

Program Manager, Mental Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Program Manager, Mental Health / Mental Health

Manage the Mental Health Services Program, including the clinical, volunteer, community outreach, education, training components. Provide clinical supervision to unlicensed staff and oversee internship... Read more »