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Social Attitudes Of Hiv

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

Asia-Pacific: Instability, Conservative Social Attitudes Hamper Fight Against AIDS, UN Official Says

On Monday, UNAIDS Director for Asia and the Pacific Prasada Rao warned that regional efforts to control HIV's spread are being hampered by growing political instability, stigma, and conservative social attitudes. Every year in the region, almost a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reports Suggest that Socially Conservative Attitudes, Common in Southern Cities Such as Jacksonville, Make It More Difficult to Fight the Spread of AIDS

A report released in July by the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC) cites "social conservatism" as one of the key reasons why the South leads the nation's four regions in the number of AIDS cases. "Shame and fear of stigmatizing reactions on the part of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Examines Advocates' Efforts to Change Sexual Behavior, Attitudes of South African Men to Curb Spread of HIV

The Chicago Tribune on Friday examined efforts by South African advocates to curb the AIDS epidemic by changing men's sexual behavior and their attitudes toward women. "Notions of men are still very bound up in conquest and multiple sexual... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Keeping A Good Attitude

What do you give as the "best" advise for keeping a good attitude (not easy!) after being diagnosed? I'm making a list, starting with: keeping the same social activities and friends (though it's hard keeping such a secret), and...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Let me quote from a recent encouraging note sent in by another reader (Response to send in the clowns):"...Just wanted to say I noticed in the post "send in the Clowns" that a repeating theme is this person is "all alone".... Read more »

Stay on social security or try and work

I recently talked with my doctor about going back to work and what was going on with my HIV and why it got so bad for me while I read about others that dont seem to be so affected. I had an OI and was hospitalized and have cognitve issues due to...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I am sorry that you are experiencing difficulty with others understanding the nature of your illness. I am sure that is very frustrating. Under Social Security Disability (SSD), there is a Trial Work Program that would allow you to continue on SSD... Read more »

Social perpections not evolving?

I read this forum, as a way of social support. It amazes me that from those who are negative, they pose questions of how terrified they are about HIV. On the other hand, those recently detecte as poz, face the same social issues and questions that...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Treatment sophistication has progressed enormously. We know more and more about which treatments are more suited for certain situations. New medications have been developed in the last 10 years, and research continues on treatments, vaccines and... Read more »

Positive Attitude

Hello Dr Young,I'm a 35 year old male who was diagnosed HIV 2 months ago. 1st blood test CD4 560 VL 65,000. 2nd blood test CD4 485 VL 16,000. I suspect I contracted the virus 18-24 months ago. I smoke 20-30 cigarettes a day (trying to cut...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Sorry to hear of your situation.I do agree with your doctor about your prognosis-- yes, it is likely that you won't require medications for some time. Many large studies allow us to make predictions of the rate of CD4 cell decline and the risk... Read more »
Connect With Others

Attitudes towards HIV and aids

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a student at Fordham and our professor gave us a research project concerning "The attitudes towards HIV/AIDS.
We are to find a research problem and a research question.
I would like to ask all of you, as to what do you think my research... Read more »

HIV Attitudes

Posted by matthewAZ, 1 Reply
I have been learning to live well with HIV for the past three years and I have determined that attitude and perspective are vital to doing well. I once thought that I was going to die and I did very poorly, in health, in social circumstances, in... Read more »

Attitudes on HIV Drugs Revealed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Michael Carter

Lipodystrophy too high a price for two years of extra life, say patients

The majority of HIV-positive Californians would be prepared to have their life expectancy shortened by over two years if it meant avoiding the disfigurement of... Read more »

Sweat, bad attitude for no reason, depressed, swing moods

Posted by BigDay99, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is BigDay, I have partner for 12 years, he doesn't have hiv, I have hiv..
I want to know how can I change my behavioral, since I got hiv infection. But they can't find my virus.. I only have 20% infection.. So can I get curse? Just... Read more »