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Support Groups For People With Neuropathy

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...nerves from damage.Another approach being studied is the potential benefit of adding self-hypnosisto an existing pain medication regimen. Finding Support Finding support and help is critical. Peer organizations or local HIVsupport groups can offset the sense of helplessness many people who sufferchronic pain feel. Also, seeing a neurologist early for a diagnosis andtargeted medications can help maintain a pain level that is manageable. ...
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support groups

I would like to talk to other people with Hep C. Is there any online support groups
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would consider asking the National HCV coalition:nationalhepatitis-c.org Read more »

Research regarding HIV+ support groups

I am trying to find information (statistics, studies, and other research) that outlines the effects of organized support groups on people effected with HIV.I can easily find info regarding number of cases, etc. But nothing specific to the benefits...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...I don't know of any published data on the effects of support groups. I would recommend researching the commonly used informational sites. A good place to start is:http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/ Read more »

support groups

Hello, Dr. Holodniy. This may seem like a rather interesting question. I just turned 23, and was diagnosed at 21. Overall healthwise, everything has been going good. So, I've tried the whole support group thing, and I usually end up running for...
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
...Support in general is incredibly important with HIV infection. Ongoing participation in support groups depends on what issues you may have and your willingness to participate in the process. It is certainly possible that the "issue" Read more »

How to find the right support group

How can I find the most appropiate support group. I am extremely active- I play on a Rubgy Team, I practice Mixed Martial Arts and I train for Triathlons. The problem is that most if not all of the support groups that I have participated in only...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You are involved with some very good health promoting activities. If you want a more holistic group, you may do better searching within the alternative medicine community. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the nerves except for the brain and spinal cord. About 30% of people with HIV develop PN. Some PN is a breakdown of the nerve endings (axons) that send sensations to the brain.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS, Neuropathy, Painkillers (My Personal Hell)

...pills??? That's highly addictive?? I get so angry with the hell I have been through. Thank god I have not ended like many of the people I know and always had the strength and WILL to not take as many as I know some people that started just like... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Volunteers Sought to Lead Bay Area HIV Support Groups

... Friday, Jan. 7 is the application deadline for persons wishing to become facilitators of peer-led support groups with the University of California-San Francisco's AIDS Health Project. Qualified volunteers will participate in a weekend-long Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Africa Increasingly Seek Support From Groups Founded by Others Living With HIV, Long Island Newsday Reports

...speak and send group leaders to attend workshops so they can gather accurate information for members. However, even successful support groups often do not have professional staff for executive management and fundraising because well-educated and... Read more »
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searching for a support group and friends

Posted by LoJoFo
...I am searching for a hiv support group in the Clearwater/Tampa Bay area to attend or other hiv positive people to hang out with Read more »

support groups for people with CMV and blindness?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have CMV Retinitis. I was wondering if anybody out there knows of, or might want to start, a support group or organizations for people with CMV Retinitis who suffered blindness as a result of complications from HIV. Any responses, thoughts or... Read more »

support groups?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm looking to join a support group in my area. I would like to find people around my own age (18-28) to relate, talk whatever. I am in minneapolis MN. Anyone know of a group that kinda fits this? let Read more »

Need People To Help With Our POZ Support Group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...We need moderators in our chatrooms and websites on http://www.POZ.ca/Help/ Great way to get involved and to meet other people, free way to help too! This group started in 1997 and is still going strong, over 10,000 HIV+ members on our sites! ... Read more »