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Who Groups Are Most Affected By Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Santa Clara County, Calif., Needs Testing, Counseling Network for Groups Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS, Advocate Says

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department should act on "pleas" by county leaders, such as Santa Clara County Supervisor Jim Beall, to establish a full-time HIV testing and counseling network for groups disproportionately affected by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"The World" Profiles Study Showing Benefits of Group Therapy Among Ugandans Affected by HIV/AIDS

"The World " -- a coproduction of BBC World Service , PRI and WGBH Boston -- on Thursday reported on a recent study showing that people affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda who also have major depression have benefited from group therapy sessions... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Mental and Psychological Problems Affect Over 50% in U.S. HIV Group

Slightly more than half of HIV-positive adults in a newnationwide US study have some form of neuropsychological(NP) impairment, which includes problemsthat affect the brain (like mental sharpness and memory)and the mood (like depression). 1 People... Read more »
Ask the Experts

False +? Does HCV affect Orasure HIV (Blood) Test?

I've had HCV for 4 years now and occasionally drink alcohol, which I did the night (weekend) before getting the HIV test. On Tuesday, Feb 22nd (2005), I was given an Orasure blood test and in 20 minutes I tested positive. I was very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your western blot is positive, you should see an HIV specialist for further testing of HIV virus and T cells.There are multiple new treatments for HIV and patients are doing extremely well. If it is positive, then you may find it helpful to talk... Read more »

Going from large group to small

Hello. I'm planning to make a move from a company with 50+ employees to one with only 4, and I'd like to know how this may affect my health insurance situation. The small company who has just hired me offers group coverage, but am I...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
This is difficult to answer. With a small group, if the costs far exceed the premium, this could result in significant increases in the annual premium that your employer will have to pay.... Read more »

Blood group and false negative?

I was wondering if the blood group and RH factor could affect the Elisa results giving a false negative.After a low risk exposure (I gave oral sex and he did not ejaculate) I have taken 3 Elisa test at 6 weeks, 3 and 6 months, the three of them...
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
Blood group will not affect the HIV antibody test. You are negative.MH... Read more »

Support Groups

Are there any support groups for couples where one is positive and the other is negative?...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Yes, many community based organizations and mental health clinics that provide supportive services for people living with and affected by HIV offer support groups for mixed status couples. Get in touch with agencies in your area to try and identify... Read more »
Connect With Others

People Affected By HIV Support Group

Posted by Anonymous
I would like to invite anyone who has a friend or family member with HIV - and is needing to talk about this - to a new email group called HIV Affected. This support group will consist of others just like you, people who don't know where to... Read more »

Yoga for HIV group in Miami, FL

Posted by MoonDreamer
I'm a yoga instructor living with HIV for the past 14 yrs. I want to share the many benefits of yoga so I'm going to be teaching a class specially designed to boost our immune system and deal with the other many issues affecting us. The class will... Read more »

Benefits of POZ Groups?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm trying to find statistics, studies, any sort of research done regarding the benefits of organized groups for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Specifically in Texas would be great, but otherwise is fine as well!

Anybody familiar with this sort of info... Read more »

There are groups that care

Posted by gregg629
Major League Baseball isn't exactly what you think of when you think about groups that help to make a difference to people with HIV/AIDS. So I wanted to share what the Boston Red Sox did 10 days ago.

Every year the Boston Living Center puts on a... Read more »