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Private Hiv Support Groups

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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 »
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 »
Ask the Experts

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: 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 »

Support group for physicians with HIV?

I was recently diagnosed with HIV and I am a young surgeon. I am in desperate need of another physician, preferably a surgeon, to talk to about a lot of the legal and professional issues that even my doctor can't answer. Are there any support...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I can understand the need for consultation and support. I have a small group of colleagues on whom I rely, but it is all informal. I don't know of any central listings of such groups or any online forums. Local medical... Read more »
Connect With Others

Brave's HIV/AIDS Support Group Huntsville,AL

Posted by Bravew, 1 Reply
my name is Bravewolf I recently moved to Huntsville,Al again
from Pensacola,Fl to start up an HIV/AIDS Support Group for
Gay Men who are living with HIV or AIDS because I've lost two great friends due to Aids. I was Certified by the State of
Florida to... Read more »

support groups for heteros

Posted by BrianInNJ, 1 Reply
I just found out I am HIV+ about 3 weeks ago. I am a straight male and wanted to know if there are other people out there in my same position. I have seen lots of support groups for gay men but not for straight men. If anyone knows of groups that... Read more »

Support Groups/Anyone else?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi---I am a single 38 yr old hetersexual female the found out I was positive in July 2004, went to donate blood and was diagnosed with HIV....I just started meds in Dec. 2004; so am glad I found out before I truely got sick. All the numbers are... Read more »

Professional Heterosexual Women/ Men Support Group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

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 »