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What Are The Barriers Related To Voluntary Counseling And Testing(vct) And HIV Testing And Counseling?

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

HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing for African Communities in London: Learning From Experiences in Kenya

The authors sought to explore the feasibility and acceptability of translating a voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) service model from Kenya to African communities in London. The qualitative study they designed included focus group discussions... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Design and Evaluation of a Drama-Based Intervention to Promote Voluntary Counseling and HIV Testing in a South African Community

The authors developed a drama-based intervention to promote voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services in a peri-urban community in South Africa. The researchers trained young adults in the community in HIV/AIDS and drama. Participants... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bathhouse-Based Voluntary Counseling and Testing Is Feasible and Shows Preliminary Evidence of Effectiveness

The authors conducted the current study to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) for HIV in a bathhouse environment. At a single venue over 13 months, 492 men took part in bathhouse-based VCT. A... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV/AIDS counseling/counseling referrals?

What is the 800 National Hotline for HIV/AIDS counseling/counseling referrals for straight as well as gay individuals? The one listed in my Internet search was for the CDC, and they do not provide this counseling inforamtion. Thanks....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The CDC National AIDS Hotline (1-800-342-AIDS) does not provide counseling, but it does provide information on where to go for HIV testing and counseling. The counseling is designed to explain the test process and meaning of the test results. In... Read more »

Counselling related problem

Respected SirI am HIV AIDS counsellor working for the PLWHA in India , Last week a young women came to me for testing and she informed me that she will kill herself if she knows that she is HIV+, she will be coming on next monday to take the report...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
She is psychiatrically ill, quite likely very depressed, if she threatens to kill herself. She needs serious psychiatric treatment. In any case, even a threat of suicide does not change the need to inform her of the results of her test. One of the... Read more »

Help me create a counselling group for +youngsters, a service in the community (Marcel N., psychologist, HIV +)

from Marcel N-Romania.Dear Sir,i'm thrilled to find such a complex site to rise all kind of problems the hivers have to deal with. This is again a prove that your country realy try to controle and to help patients to become effective and deal...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Dear MArcel,I really respect the work you are doing in Romania. Unfortunately in terms of your request, I have never worked with young people. My specialty is working with adults. So I am am sorry to say that I have no idea of how to advise you... Read more »

I need your wise counsel Dr.

Greetings Dr. Robert. I am a 22 year old male. Aproximately about 3 1/2 years ago I recieved unprotected oral sex and I gave protected anal sex to a person who I am pretty much sure is Hiv positive, exactly 8 months after that exposure I tested for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your HIV risk (oral sex) is negligible. Your negative HIV tests out to two years are conclusive and definitive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.Your isolated symptom, "some sort of facial lipoatrophy on the area beneath my right... Read more »
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HIV testing, counseling, and referal Atlanta, GA

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS Survival Project

HIV testing, counseling, and referal

Under supervision of the Program Manager of Prevention Counseling the HIV Pre/Post Counselor provides education, risk reduction activities and HIV testing to the community... Read more »


Posted by bartleby

Wed, Jun 27, 2012 , Austin TX

What: National HIV Testing Day Protocol Based HIV Counseling
Where: AIDS Services of Austin, 7215 Cameron Road, Suite A, Austin, TX, 78752
When: Wednesday,... Read more »

I scheduled emergency session with counseler

Posted by needhelp02, 2 Replies
I scheduled a 1:30 appointment with a counseler this afternoon. Right after I take the PCR test. I am reaching out for help. I just read on Webmd that someone's boyfriend had tested neg every year for 6 to 7 years and then got sick with pnuenomia... Read more »

GMHC counselers

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to tell you guys I have spent the last 2 days talking to GMHC counselers and cdc counselers. Let me tell you that the GMHC counselers were so much more compassionate and knowledgable. I had a lady talk to me for 10 min. She told me that... Read more »