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Private Hiv Heterosexual Support Groups

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Professional Heterosexual Women/ Men Support Group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I was diagnosed with HIV in April 1991. I am a heterosexual female and am interested in meeting other heterosexual professional women/ men who are HIV positive. Many of the past support groups that I attended were for gay males, gay... Read more »

Support group for HIV+ heterosexuals

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a heterosexual 23 y.o. HIV+ male. I have been looking for a place to meet other heterosexuals with HIV. Is there anyplace out there for people like me to meet others? Thanks.
John

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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 »

NYC Heterosexual Support Groups Uptown?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
In 1988, my friend had 5 HIV+ groups meeting WEEKLY on the East side from 23rd St. (VA) to 82nd St.(I co-chaired one of them). I was busy getting my degree and was shocked to find out there are only groups for those who can travel either to the... Read more »

we have started a heterosexual support group...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
We have started a Heterosexual support group for Residents and
Maryland, Washington and Virginia and we meet every other
Wednesday - mostly single (married couples are welcome) - if
interested please leave a message at (301)754-1532 - we shall get
ba... Read more »
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Heterosexual, HIV+, & looking for straight support.

Not really a question, more of a statement. 12 years I've been living withthis disease. In the beginning we were told to eat well and pray, and therewas no reason we couldn't have 2 or 3 years of quality life. Little wasknown, and that...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I think there are many other heterosexual individuals who are living with HIVand AIDS who would also welcome the opportunity to chat online with otherswho are in the same boat. You neglected to give the URL of the interactivesite you and your... Read more »

Questions from a Male Heterosexual "circulating (recombinant forms, CRF A/E, HIV subtypes)

I am a male heterosexual with multiple partners. These women vary in sexual histories, with some of their sexual histories being very limited but others being extremely extensive. Some are American and other are from various countries abroad. None...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Male Heterosexual,1.PCR testing is not recommended for HIV diagnostic screening, due to the rate of false positives, other technical considerations and cost. Besides, quarantining your partner for 12 days is a bit impractical, doncha'... Read more »

too private to broadcast

My mother has been telling every one that i am +. I can understand that she needs a support system, but she even tells business aquaintances. I think she is going too far,it should be a personal choice, deciding who& when to tell my decision,not...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
It sounds as if your mother may be trying to come to grips with your diagnosis and she may be talking with others in order to try to get more information about HIV or to help her process her feelings. Many medical facilities that care for HIV... Read more »

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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mozambique Launches $2 Million World Bank-Funded Program Supporting Private-Sector HIV/AIDS Programs

Mozambique's national AIDS agency, Conselho Nacional de Combate ao HIV/SIDA , on Monday launched a two-year, $2 million program that will support private-sector initiatives to fight HIV/AIDS, Xinhua/People's Daily Online reports. The program,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Seeks Private Sector Support to Fight AIDS

Nigeria -- the most populous nation in Africa -- is looking to the private sector for support in its battle against HIV/AIDS. "We are not asking for money from the OPS [organized private sector], but collaboration, using their core competencies,"... Read more »
Body Positive

HIV-Positive Heterosexuals Connect at Socials in New York

It was a typical scenario at Fez, a hip downtown bar filled with peoplechatting, drinking, and trying to catch up with each other at the end of along day. It was the kind of place, with its dusky lighting, long, lowcouches, and over-stuffed pillows,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection Among Heterosexuals at Increased Risk -- United States, 2010

In 2009, an estimated 27% of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in the United States were attributed to heterosexual contact. 1 During 2006-2007, as part of the data collection for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS),... Read more »