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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...combination of these. Various mental health professionals can provide psychotherapy, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. It may also be helpful to seek the support of other HIV-positive women through support groups or peer counseling. Social support from friends and family has been found to help HIV-positive people avoid depression or cope better with it. Members of a social support network can help with chores like...
Ask the Experts

Abortions in pregnant HIV positive women

Should a pregnant woman be advised to have an abortion when she is HIV positive? Reasons for yes and no.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...her family, her pastor/priest/rabbi, other HIV positive women who have been in the same situation (for example women in an HIV support group), and other people she feels comfortable talking to. The decision regarding whether to have an abortion... Read more »

Women's Issues

Dear Dr. Feinberg: I wasn't sure which category this fit under, so I will ask you... In July, 1999, My t-cell count was almost 1,000, and my viral load had been undetectable for some time and the side effects from the meds were ruining my life, so...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I'm not sure your PMS and other gynecologic symptoms have anything to do with your HIV disease. It may have been coincidental that these symptoms worsened when you were off your HIV meds. I suggest that you see Read more »

Support systems available to pregnant women with AIDS

I am a grad. student in the social work field and my group is currently writing a macro paper dealing with pregnant women and their young babies who are HIV+. I am having problems finding support groups to write about. This paper is supposed to be...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...vary from site to site. For an overall perspective and information, I would suggest that you check out the National Pediatric HIV Resource Center (www.PEDHIVAIDS.org). For a more local perspective, I suggest that you contact a social work... Read more »

how to deal with freinds status

Please help! I have a freind who tested HIV postitive who has lost the will to live. It has been about 7 months and she is not getting better. I am concerened because when we talk, she always seems to make some sad comment about her status and of...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...and are very concerned that she sounds so depressed and seems to have lost the will to live. You can encourage her to join a support group for women with HIV and AIDS where she can meet others who are living with the disease and who can provide... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Profiles Women's HIV/AIDS Support Group in Vietnam

...Hue, who receives small grants from international aid groups, works for the local Communist Party's women's union to expand support groups across the city (Mydans, New York Times , 5/28). Back to other news for May 30, 2006 Search the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... The New York Times on Sunday profiled the Divas, a support group for black and Hispanic HIV-positive women over age 50 in Harlem, N.Y. The Divas is organized through Iris House , an HIV/AIDS Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

The Hidden Epidemic: White Women and HIV

...Women and HIV Project WISE1-800-822-7422 Atlanta Resources AIDS Survival Project 404-874-7926 Tuesday Night HIV Women's Support Group Women's HIV Healing Retreat: October 20, 2001 Hetero Pos Atlanta Heterosexual Gatherings ... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Community Updates

...Women Alive 1566 Burnside Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90019 323-965-1564 local 1-800-554-4876 toll free hotline www.women-alive.org Women HIV Support Group Pierce County AIDS Foundation Tacoma, WA 253-383-2565 www.piercecountyaids.org Back to... Read more »
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Support Groups??

Posted by ShannonLeigh
...Hi there! My name is Shannon and I am a Social Work intern for an HIV clinic. Right now we have a support group for men and I am interested in beginning a group for women. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this...for instance if you've attended Read more »

Support Groups??

Posted by ShannonLeigh
...Hi there! My name is Shannon and I am a Social Work intern for an HIV clinic. Right now we have a support group for men and I am interested in beginning a group for women. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this...for instance if you've attended Read more »

Support Groups??

Posted by ShannonLeigh, 4 Replies
...Hi ladies! My name is Shannon and I am a Social Work intern for an HIV clinic. Right now we have a support group for men and I am interested in beginning a group for women. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this...for instance if you've attended Read more »

Professional Heterosexual Women/ Men Support Group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...heterosexual female and am interested in meeting other heterosexual professional women/ men who are HIV positive. Many of the past support groups that I attended were for gay males, gay females, or IV drug users. Although I did find one... Read more »