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Supporting A Loved One Who Is Hiv Positive

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Ask the Experts

How do I support my boyfriend who recently tested HIV-positive?

My long-distance boyfriend recently told that he tested HIV-positive. He's getting a second opinion. I told him that I love him and want to support him in any way that I can. But I find myself constantly knocking on an invisible emotional wall. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your "emotional needs" are the most important consideration at the moment. You should merely assure your boyfriend you "want to support him in any way you can" and you should listen carefully to what he is saying. He may well be just as concerned... Read more »

Family support for one that is infected with HIV

My younger sister may be infected with the HIV virus. I have been doing research on the virus so... Read more »

HIV Testing Support Group & Friends

Good day Michael S., MSW, I would very much like to create a decent non-profit HIV Testing Support... Read more »
Articles
The Body

Sports and Support: An Entry From an HIV-Positive Athlete

...popular. I currently play for Philadelphia Falcons Soccer Club. Since I have been so involved with POZIAM and my work in the HIV/AIDS community, I took time off from playing soccer and before I knew it, 3 years had passed. I started seeing my... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Support Concrete and Specific HIV Prevention Measures in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy!

...lead to fewer HIV infections in the United States. The leaders came together at a strategy summit convened by Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP) and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research , with the help of a dedicated... Read more »
Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.

The Voices Of Teens Living With HIV: How You Can Support Us

... An excerpt from Teenagers, HIV and AIDS: Insights From Youths Living With the Virus by Maureen E. Lyon and Lawrence J. D'Angelo, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates Highlight Challenges, Urge Governments to Sustain Support for HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

...discussed numerous challenges facing HIV prevention efforts and called on governments to follow through on pledges to support HIV/AIDS care, prevention and treatment, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. The organizers of World AIDS Day 2008 -- which... Read more »
Connect With Others

He/she is HIV+.......to love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...take no offense to my post. I have been reading on thebody and other websites posts, forums, etc to better understand HIV/AIDS. I am doing so because I dearly love and care for my HIV+ boyfriend. He was diagnosed about three years, is now... Read more »

Do you belong to a support group in your area?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...we're all here is truly unfortunate, it's comforting to see such strength and support. I learned three weeks ago that I'm HIV+. It wasn't even a blip on my radar since I've only ever been with my ex-boyfriend, a picture of perfect health and... Read more »

Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...several did not have any insurance benefits. My behavior is not any more acceptable neither, but I believe that I contracted HIV from my fiance (his results are not in yet) or from a past college boyfriend. I felt odd being in the group, with my... Read more »

I like to talk to someone with HIV & being support

Posted by Tigerboy, 7 Replies
...i would love to talk to someone who is living with HIV and get and understanding what they are going through. If someone could respond..i would love that and love to talk as well. Read more »