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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 »

support groups for people with CMV and blindness?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everybody,

I'm living in Miami Beach in Florida, and have CMV Retinitis. I was wondering if anybody out there knows of, or might want to start, a support group or organizations for people with CMV Retinitis who suffered blindness as a result of... Read more »

Need People To Help With Our POZ Support Group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
We need moderators in our chatrooms and websites on http://www.POZ.ca/Help/

Great way to get involved and to meet other people, free way to help too! This group started in 1997 and is still going strong, over 10,000 HIV+ members on our sites!

Maybe... Read more »

HIV support groups for Heterosexual Professionals

Posted by kartman, 1 Reply
HI everyone,

I was tested positive last March (2010)....thankfully I am very healthy. The only person i have told about my condition is my best friend and although she is very supportive and we can talk about anything HIV related, I think it is time... 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 »
Ask the Experts

Research regarding HIV+ support groups

I am trying to find information (statistics, studies, and other research) that outlines the effects of organized support groups on people effected with HIV.I can easily find info regarding number of cases, etc. But nothing specific to the benefits...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know of any published data on the effects of support groups. I would recommend researching the commonly used informational sites. A good place to start is:http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/... Read more »

HIV Testing Support Group & Friends

Good day Michael S., MSW, I would very much like to create a decent non-profit HIV Testing Support Group whereas good folkz like the ones that frequent this forum, can exchange friendship, thoughts, and mutual HIV worrying support. I would just love...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Of course I will post this, so anyone who reads it and is interested in participating can do so. But I don't feel comfortable creating a hyper link, which would tacitly imply my endorsement of the group, which is not something I am able to do... Read more »

Is there a support group for alcoholics with hiv/aids?

my son is 32 and has recently went full blown. he is an alcoholic and has been for years. He is willing to talk to someone but it has to someone who is familiar with alcoholism with hiv/aids patients. Can you advise us? ...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Alcohol and substance abuse are often found together with HIV infection. If your son has access to an HIV clinic, they should know of alcohol treatment programs that are open and accepting of people with HIV infection.... Read more »

Support Groups

Are there any support groups for couples where one is positive and the other is negative?...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Yes, many community based organizations and mental health clinics that provide supportive services for people living with and affected by HIV offer support groups for mixed status couples. Get in touch with agencies in your area to try and identify... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Africa Increasingly Seek Support From Groups Founded by Others Living With HIV, Long Island Newsday Reports

HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa increasingly are turning to groups founded and run by others living with the virus, rather than the formal health sector and nongovernmental organizations, for support, Long Island Newsday reports. In... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jakarta Post Examines Indonesian Support Group for HIV-Positive People

Indonesia's Jakarta Post on Friday examined Sobat ODHA, or Friends of People with HIV/AIDS -- an HIV/AIDS not-for-profit support group located on the Indonesian island of Bali. According to the Post , "dozens" of HIV-positive people live on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lutheran Medical Center to Train Caribbean Health Care Workers, Start Brooklyn Support Group for HIV-Positive People

The Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., has received a $3.4 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to develop a training program for community health care workers in the Caribbean as well as a peer support... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Groups in Vietnam Using Performing Arts to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness, Provide Support to People Living With Disease

Some groups in Vietnam are using art -- including traditional opera and dance, comedy and magic arts -- to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and provide support to people living with the disease in the country, Reuters UK reports. According to Reuters UK,... Read more »