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Social Attitudes Of Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

... What Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: You can get love and support to help you deal with your health. You can keep your close friends and loved ones
Ask the Experts

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.
...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 while trying to... 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
...developed in the last 10 years, and research continues on treatments, vaccines and methods of prevention.As for attitudes toward HIV, there will always be those who react with fear or ignorance, as well as those who react with compassion and... Read more »

Continuation of Houston HIV care...

Dr. Frascino,As a recap, I wrote to you last week about my partner who has a tcell count of 170, 19%, and 12,000 VL as of a month ago. We live in Houston, TX and he's receiving care through a central clinic in Houston for the Ryan White program. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mention.The facts are:1.A CD4 cell count of 170 signifies significant immunodeficiency. A count less than 200 qualifies for an AIDS diagnosis. All published guidelines recommend antiretroviral therapy be started immediately when the CD4 count... Read more »

My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day when I was going to the doctor, I asked my parents a simple question, "What if I have AIDS?" After hearing my question, my mother told me not to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your mother told you not to talk about it and your father said that HIV only happens in dirty places and to dirty people?!!?? It always amazes me that 25 years into this global pandemic and with over Read more »
Articles
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 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

...cases. "Shame and fear of stigmatizing reactions on the part of others may lead to reluctance to seek testing and treatment for HIV and other STDs," said SAC, a nonprofit consisting mainly of government health department leaders. "Anecdotal... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...Stigma is often used to marginalize and exclude certain groups and populations. In the past 25 years, since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic, stigma and homophobia have been big hindrances to HIV prevention. In this chapter you will learn in... Read more »
Emory University

Study Links Gay Marriage Bans to Rise in HIV Rate

... Hugo Mialon, left, and Andrew Francis are applying economic theories to calculate how social attitudes and policies affect HIV transmission Bans on same-sex marriage can be tied to a rise in the rate of HIV infection, a new study by two Emory... Read more »
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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - HIV/AIDS RESEARCH STUDY

Posted by sak51
...Social and Political Sciences Department at the University of Cambridge, is currently conducting a research study focusing on HIV/AIDS stigma. He is looking for individuals interested in sharing their stories about living with HIV/AIDS.... Read more »

Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
...that he is gay, they automatically think that he has AIDS. I replied "that's interesting, because when I tell somebody that I'm HIV+, they automatically think that I'm gay". Living with HIV not only challenges how I fit in with society, but... Read more »

Attitudes towards HIV and aids

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
... Hi, 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 Read more »