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Professional Women Living With Hiv

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Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
I know that this disease doesn't discriminate. But I feel so alone as a black woman living with this disease. I'm the person in the family that everyone looks up to. I attended the best Universities, have a great career, beautiful home and car... Read more »

professional women with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
are there any women out there like me? i'm a divorced single mom with a master's degree and a respected job. i'm straight, and not an ex junkie, stripper, or any other thing that would lead people to suspect that i'm positive (and have been for 5... 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 »

hiv support groups for professionals

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a forty-one year old black male and I would like to know if there any hiv support groups for professionals.

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Volunteer help needed for women living with HIV/AIDS start-up

Posted by blueagave10, 1 Reply
PowerSourceTucson is an empowerment program for women living with HIV/AIDS in Tucson, AZ. I am 64 yo woman diagnosed with HIV at age 58. No services targeted to women other than support group at local clinic and annual makeover day.

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Locating Mental Health Professionals trained in HIV

I was diagnoised with HIV in October and have contacted local AIDS groups in two Ohio cities, as well as doctors trained in HIV treatment trying to located a Mental Health Professional familar with HIV. None of these have been able to help. Where do...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I find it really strange that local AIDS groups that provide services to people living with HIV and AIDS do not have a list of qualified mental health professionals to refer you to. Similarly It is bizarre that you say that doctors working with... Read more »

possible to go on to a successful professional career with hiv?

Hi Nelson,Just diagnosed. I give you credit for doing what your doing. You really are a source of inspiration.Nelson, really please be honest. You live with this virus for 20 years so you know best. Is it realistic for me to go on through law...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Do it, go for it! Do not let this virus stop you! We wil live a long life. I wanted to go to medical school 10 years ago but was afraid that I was goin to die,and look at me now! (well, I ended up working in the medical field anyways but regret... Read more »

professional advise

I've heard these buttocks injections are only done outside of the U.S., when will America start doing these injections. I know so many women that want it and is willing to pay the price to get it. Why is it that we don't have the same...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have seen no data that reassures me that any form of buttock injection is effective and safe and practical for the treatment of fat loss from buttocks in the setting of treated HIV infection. If any reader knows of such a reference please post!... Read more »

Finding qualified professionals

In a recent reply to a question (Locating Mental Health Professionals trained in HIV, Posted: Jan 17, 2003) you were surprised that the writer had difficulty in finding referrals for qualified help. I am surprised that you were unaware of the...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Frankly I am surprised to learn of your difficulties in locating a good HIV mental health professional in Atlanta, but do not doubt the truthfulness of what you share. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers for Professional Partners: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Healthcare Settings

General Background Specific Populations Opt-Out Screening, Counseling and Consent Provider-Specific Information Public Health Implications Reimbursement and Funding Issues Summary Question General Background Why is CDC recommending... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Women Living With HIV at AIDS 2012 Part 1: The Greater Involvement of Women Living With HIV

Why should the involvement of women living with HIV be a priority for the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) to be held in Washington, D.C., this July? What are some ways that women with HIV who attend the conference can participate... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Women Living With HIV at AIDS 2012 Part 2: Positive Women at AIDS 2012

How can women living with HIV who attend the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) be meaningfully involved? There are probably as many ways as there are conference attendees (about 20,000 - 30,000!). Conference Set Up To set the scene for... Read more »

Former Pop Star Sherri Lewis Talks About Living With HIV - HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women

Former Pop Star Sherri Lewis Talks About Living With HIV By Bonnie Goldman Listen to Audio (50 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series This Positive Life . To subscribe to this series, click here . About Sherri ... Read more »