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Women Hiv Support Groups

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

The New York Times on Sunday profiled a support group for HIV-positive women living in Haiphong, Vietnam, where HIV-positive people are "widely shunned, where drugs are scarce and treatment is expensive." More than 250,000 HIV-positive people... 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 service center that opened 15 years ago in Harlem. ... Read more »
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Mayer-Avedon Women's Support Group

  Elizabeth Avedon (left) and Ruth Mayer (co-founder) Unfortunately, the sounds of silence often permeate the lives of HIV-negative women who are lovers or life partners of HIV-positive men. These women experience the pain and confusion of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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
Available resources 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... Read more »

Research regarding HIV+ support groups

I am trying to find information (statistics, studies, and other research) that outlines the effects of organized support groups on people effected with HIV.I can easily find info regarding number of cases, etc. But nothing specific to the benefits...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know of any published data on the effects of support groups. I would recommend researching the commonly used informational sites. A good place to start is:http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/... 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 Group whereas good folkz like the ones that frequent this forum, can exchange friendship, thoughts, and mutual HIV worrying support. I would just love...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Of course I will post this, so anyone who reads it and is interested in participating can do so. But I don't feel comfortable creating a hyper link, which would tacitly imply my endorsement of the group, which is not something I am able to do... Read more »

Support group for physicians with HIV?

I was recently diagnosed with HIV and I am a young surgeon. I am in desperate need of another physician, preferably a surgeon, to talk to about a lot of the legal and professional issues that even my doctor can't answer. Are there any support...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I can understand the need for consultation and support. I have a small group of colleagues on whom I rely, but it is all informal. I don't know of any central listings of such groups or any online forums. Local medical... Read more »
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Professional Heterosexual Women/ Men Support Group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I was diagnosed with HIV in April 1991. I am a 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... Read more »

Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
I know that this disease doesn't discriminate. But I feel so alone as a black woman living with this disease. I'm the person in the family that everyone looks up to. I attended the best Universities, have a great career, beautiful home and car... 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 a... 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 a... Read more »