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Support Groups For Someone Who Has Been Diagnosed With Hiv

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Ask the Experts

HIV/HepC diagnosis

My partner of over 20 years has just been diagnosed with HIV and Hepatitis C. He has withdrawn and won't speak to me at all. I feel helpless. What should I do?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...helpful if you could attend his medical appointments to show your support. Your physician may also be able to recommend some support groups. Finally, if time passes and he is still withdrawn, he may need to get some counseling. The important... Read more »

Is this normal - has my HIV diagnosis really sunk in?

I got diagnosed with HIV three weeks ago, after experiencing swollen lymph glands - my husband is... Read more »

HIV and Bipolar-Mental Health

I am dual diagnosed, living with dual new term compound stigma, I have met to date 4 other HIV and... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Profiles Support Group for HIV-Positive Women Over Age 50

...than white women to contract HIV. Black and Hispanic women make up 24% of the nation's female population but 82% of new AIDS diagnoses among women, CDC said. In addition, the communities around Iris House have some of the highest HIV rates in... Read more »
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...alive -- the support of my family, friends, TPAN [Test Positive Aware Network, an HIV/AIDS organization in Chicago] and the support groups. And educate yourself. When I was first diagnosed, I thought I needed to live as if I were about to die.... Read more »
The Body

Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

...newly diagnosed or living with HIV for a while. There is treatment available if a person needs to be on medication; there are support groups; there are mental health services. Once you have all the services that you can access, then you can... Read more »
The Body

Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...alive -- the support of my family, friends, TPAN [Test Positive Aware Network, an HIV/AIDS organization in Chicago] and the support groups. And educate yourself. When I was first diagnosed, I thought I needed to live as if I were about to die.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Just got diagnosed with HIV

Posted by lgb, 3 Replies
...Hey all I'm just a 20 year old guy, who was just diagnosed with hiv about two weeks ago, and I am also in the military reserves. At the beginning I was fine with it, I didnt feel like Read more »

Starting a new support group. Need help with ideas

Posted by angew, 2 Replies
...outpatient clinic. I am looking to start a support group for new patients at the clinic or for patients that have been newly diagnosed. Obviously i have no idea of what I am doing so I was just wondering what kind of activities or topics that... Read more »

Support Groups

Posted by Leonardo, 3 Replies
...this morning, and I am considering going to next week's meeting. I feel like I am constantly trying to communicate with other HIV+ people online because I really don't know many poz people who live in this area. Anyway, I just wondered what... Read more »

Support Groups for gay men in NYC

Posted by ShantiNurse, 1 Reply
...Hi there, I'm trying to find out about HIV support groups for gay men in NYC for a friend. It has been surprisingly hard to get this information. Any advice, lists, etc...you could provide Read more »