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Psychodrama To Reduce Hiv Stigma

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. In parts of the world where effective HIV treatment is readily available, HIV is now considered a chronic disease, much like diabetes. But unlike diabetes, there's still a ton of stigma attached to being HIV positive. Even though having HIV doesn't make you a bad person, unfortunately there are many people -most of them ignorant of the facts about HIV -- that still discriminate against HIVers...
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HIV and stigma

I have been aids pos for 4 years since 05, since that time I had to quit my job because of cryptococcal menengitis, I tried short term disability but I was quietly pushed to file social security, sinece then I have found it impossible to get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,AIDS complicated by a significant opportunistic infection, such as cryptococcal meningitis, which result in cognitive impairment, Read more »

Eliminating the Stigma of HIV/AIDS -we are all one.

Dr. Bob,Our hero- we have to work together to eliminate the stigma of hiv/aids. We are all affected. It's heros like you would motivate us to want to help out the cause. What should we do. We need hiv positive doctors working out in the field in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...me my comments are viewed by more than 1,500,000 folks every month. That's a lot of eyeballs. In addition, I have founded two HIV/AIDS medical groups devoted to the compassionate and comprehensive care of HIVers. Plus, my tax-exempt charitable... Read more »

Whats with the stigma?

Ive noticed alot of stigma attatched to being HIV pos, I had an OI which almost killed me in 04 but I bounced back only to go on ssdi because of anxiety issues. Ive noticed now when I try and open any doors they all seem closed, its almost like you...
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
...Stigma remains an enormous reality for anyone living with HIV/AIDS. Many people experience multiple layers of stigma, including physical illness, disability, mood problems, financial concerns, Read more »

Dutch HIV campaign to fight stigma

Dear Dr. Young,Dutch guy here again. I don't have a real question but I like to inform you and the readers about a Dutch campaign initiated by HIV positive people. It's up to you to decide whether it's suitable to publish.So, about the campaign: The...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear DG,Happy to post your thoughts.Best of health, BY Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Carolina: A Cure for the Stigma -- Medicines Have Advanced, But Stigma Is Biggest Challenge in HIV/AIDS Battle

...reluctant to talk about the disease. Dr. David Potts, an infectious-disease specialist, said many people want neither to talk about HIV/AIDS nor to get tested. "The places where the disease and sex is talked about, people are at a lower risk for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Workshop Aims to Help Muslim Leaders in Yemen Address HIV/AIDS, Reduce Stigma

...council in Sana'a, Yemen, recently held a three-day workshop for 25 Muslim religious leaders and health guides aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and discrimination, the Yemen Observer reports. The workshop aimed to increase... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Marketplace" Reports on South African Concert, Botswanan Pageant Aimed at Raising Funds, Reducing Stigma for Women's HIV/AIDS Fight

...APM's " Marketplace " on Thursday reported on South Africa's second " 46664 " HIV/AIDS awareness concert, which is scheduled for Saturday and will focus on HIV prevention, with an emphasis on women (Wilson, "Marketplace," Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Complacency," "Stigma" Hindering Efforts to Reduce HIV/AIDS in Black Communities, Opinion Piece Says

...still ravaging black neighborhoods in Baltimore and across the nation," Kevin Fenton -- director of CDC 's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention -- writes in a Baltimore Sun opinion piece. Fenton writes that... Read more »
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Graduate Research on Stigma Towards HIV

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
... Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

SURVEY:How does social stigma affect your coping?

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
...Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

Posted by TheBody
...years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The strategy aims to establish a coordinated, nationwide effort to reduce new HIV... Read more »

stigma

Posted by polywog, 6 Replies
...these boards - truly. When all the news is so encouraging, the disease is treatable, the outlook better than ever, why is the stigma attached to it so powerful? i still cry / worry myself sick, burden my partner/ and I 'm aware of all good ... Read more »