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Social And Behavioral Aspects Of HIV

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing, Gay Community Involvement and Internet Use: Social and Behavioral Correlates of HIV Testing Among Australian Men Who Have Sex With Men

Among MSM in Australia, "a significant minority" have never undergone HIV testing, while many others do not test as often as recommended. The researchers used data from 1,770 HIV-negative and untested MSM collected in a national online survey to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Social Marketing Used to Promote Behavior Change Related to HIV, Other Issues in Kenya

Several advertising organizations are conducting social marketing campaigns in Kenya that address the country's health and social issues -- including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and domestic abuse -- Kenya's Nation reports. Kenya's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Online Social Networking Technologies, HIV Knowledge, and Sexual Risk and Testing Behaviors Among Homeless Youth

The authors noted that HIV and other sexually transmitted infections "disproportionately affect homeless youth," with estimates of HIV prevalence in this population ranging from 2 percent to 11 percent, a risk two to 10 times higher than among other... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV shrouds every aspect of my life.

I have been positive for two years. It has been the most devastating thing I have ever been through. I have a very supportive group of family and friends, work full-time, maintained my military career, completed a Bachelor's and Master's...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Actually, you seem to be doing very well. You have continued in your work and social relationships, and you sound quite successful. I'm not sure what you mean by removing the HIV overlay. This is now a part of your reality, in the same way that... Read more »

Therapeutic aspects of cannabis and cannabinoids.

Hi, my name is Nick. I'm 32 and am HIV positive as of June, 2002. I live in Toronto Canada and am married to my partner and soul mate, Jason, who is also HIV positive and taking anti-retrovirals.My HIV primary care doctor has suggested taking...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have cared for hundreds of HIV+ persons who either smoked pot or for whom I have prescribed Marinol (another artificial cannaboid available in the US). When used properly I have not observed any negative effects of those drugs on a person's... Read more »

legal aspects of reporting HIV

Iam the lab in charge.I would like to know the legal aspects of reporting a person as HIV positive.Shouuld i check with different kits?I have only ELISA in my lab.What should i do if i get a boderline positivity?If in blood bank one donor is...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
A person can never be told they are HIV positive based on a single positive EIA result. In most labs the EIA is repeated on the same sample and if positive a western blot confirmatory test must be performed. If the western blot is positive then the... Read more »

Most important aspects to look for in isurance policy?

What are the most important aspects of an insurance coverage an HIV+ patient should consider when shopping for an individual insurance plan policy. I don't mean the type of coverage (such as HMO vs PPO), but what aspects of a particular policy...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
The key things to look for would include: 1. How prescrition drug coverages are handled - co-pays, open or closed formulary, annual or lifetime maximums (if any) and out-of-pocket limits. 2. If it is a PPO, an HMO or a POS, who are the providers... Read more »
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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

My name is Eric, a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I am working on a research... Read more »

psychological aspect of the window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It seems that now every time I turn on the tv, open a newspaper there is some story/article about hiv, or someone with hiv, or dying of aids, or a movie is on with Rock Hudson etc...even on friggin O'Rielly factor they were talking about it...I've... Read more »

Social group for HIV positive woman

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm looking to find a social group in Philadelphia (to meet upwardly mobile positive guys). Just diagnosed, 28 years old and single woman. Know of anything?

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HIV+ Gay/Bi Social Group Minneapolis

Posted by Anonymous
Positive Link is a social/community building group of HIV+ gay/bi men in the TwinCities area. If you want more information email us at:, all inquiries are kept confidential. We are a service of the Minnesota AIDS... Read more »