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Peer-led Hiv Programs

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

New Peer-Led Intervention Helps Individuals With HIV Adhere to Their Treatment Plans

HIV-infected persons who have peer educators are more likely to adhere to their medical treatment plans, according to researcher Maithe Enriquez, associate professor at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing. Adhering to medication... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UNDP-Led HIV/AIDS Education Program for Thai Police

About 10,000 Thai police officers a year will be educated about HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination. The training will be given to junior police officers who have passed their examination, after which they will be appointed non-commissioned officers.... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Peer Support Programs Across Canada

After an HIV diagnosis, the words of someone who has been there, done that are often the ones that help the most. It is with this in mind that we highlight peer-to-peer programs across the country. Peer Navigators Positive Living BC and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

First time gay experience led to HIV exposure.

Dear DrI'm 28 and have never considered myself to be gay, however, last week, for numerous reasons, I slept with a guy who has been interested in me for a year. We used protection apart for a few minutes at the end when i was active.Ten minutes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sorry to hear your first gay experience had to be so traumatic!You don't mention the type of sex (oral vs. anal) you had, but the basic facts are:1.Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. (Anal sex... Read more »

My oral sex exposure led to HIV!

Dear Dr. Bob,Sorry for sending you this question twice but i forgot to leave my email and I reallly need a return response. And I need to add some stuff. Okay here we go again. I went down on a female for about ten minutes. She was really wet. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief."Even you have to admit, Doc, that this can only be HIV?" What??? No, actually I don't. In fact, I'd say the odds are astronomical that this is NOT HIV!You are tired of reading posts about people who... Read more »

My peer councelor is a tattle tale

I work in a 911 communications center, after testing HIV+, I confided in my supervisor (which is also trained as the Dept. Peer Counselor) only due to the fact of some health issues in the work place (I.E. always assigning sick people to take over...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Your rights as a city employee have been violated. Go to the city attorney about your concerns. Yes, directly. Ask for an appointment to discuss violation of your privacy rights. And if the city attorney tries to blow you off, get your own attorney,... Read more »

overweight hiv positive seeks safe weight loss program

Please advise a safe weight loss program for an hiv positive woman who needs to lose 35 pounds, not yet taking medication. Will this kind of weight loss advance the virus more quickly, and thus the need to start meds sooner? Thanks....
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Before you begin your weight loss program, you should discuss your plans for weight reduction with your HIV care provider. You don't mention your HIV clinical status and lab findings, but if you're not on meds, I'm assuming that... Read more »
Connect With Others

peer led support groups

Posted by Anonymous
I am working on a project where we are putting together a manual for peer run support groups for individuals with HIV/AIDS who are also mental health consumers. I want to locate organizations that are currently involved in peer run support groups to... Read more »

Peer prevention in Hawaii

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Life Foundation
Prevention With Positives

Peer Based HIV prevention counseling to HIV+ men who have sex with men (MSM). Must be able to assist HIV+ MSM to reduce high risk sexual and/or needle sharing behaviors. Must be able to practice harm... Read more »

Part-time Paid Peer Facilitator Positions in NYC

Posted by Terri1
The NYC DOHMH is currently accepting resumes for several part-time peer facilitator positions for a new workshop series for persons living with HIV/AIDS. These positions are paid and the peer will receive a stipend.

In Fall 2011, the New York City... Read more »

Peer Educator/Case Finder Chicago

Posted by Anonymous
Peer Educator/Case Finder
(Two openings)

DEPARTMENT: Peer Educator/Case Finder

REPORTS TO: Youth Services Manager.

FLSA: Exempt

The Organization Founded in 1974, Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC)... Read more »