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Who Groups Are Most Affected By Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...behind only cancer and heart disease. HIV affects both younger and older women. In fact, an increase in HIVdiagnoses has been seen in older women (50 and older). Minority women, especially African-American women, are most affected.HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women aged 25 to34. Women in African-American and Hispanic communities make up only 25 percentof the US female population, yet accounted for 82 percent...
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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 »

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 Read more »

segments of population affected

Which segments of the population are most affected by the AIDS epidemic?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Simply put, EVERY segment of thepopulation has been significantly affected by this epidemic, in one respector another. Not everyone has put themselves at risk of infection. But thisdisease has significantly Read more »

HIV+ partner and children

My partner is HIV+ and I have tested negative. We are going to get married this year and we really want to have children.How do we go about this and is there a way he can still impregnate me without passing on the disease?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...reproductive techniques substantially decreases HIV transmission between couples trying to conceive, but the number of couples involved in these types of studies is small.You can read more about this topic by going... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 (Baron, "The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Clara County Supervisor Jim Beall, to establish a full-time HIV testing and counseling network for groups disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, Clark Williams -- interim executive director of the San Jose, Calif.,-based Billy DeFrank LGBT... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Group Launches Web Site Offering Support, Advice to Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in Vietnam

... A group of HIV/AIDS advocates recently launched a Web site that offers support and advice to children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Vietnam, the VNS/Vietnam News reports. According to Chu Quoc An, deputy director of Vietnam's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oklahoma: HIV, AIDS Awareness Groups Offer Free Testing This Week

... AIDS awareness groups are urging Oklahomans to take advantage of free HIV testing opportunities this week as part of Wednesday's National HIV Testing Read more »
Connect With Others

People Affected By HIV Support Group

Posted by Anonymous
...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 turn...who to talk... 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... Read more »

Long Term Non Progressors (LTNP) - Groups

Posted by vlyguyva, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know if support groups/organizations, etc. exist specifically for LTNP's? If anyone has any info or links to such groups I would appreciate hearing Read more »

need support

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, I'm looking for a support group (particularly Asians) that provides counseling to newly diagnosed people in Boston, MA. Does anyone know any? I have a friend Read more »