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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...
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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
...Thank you for your question. Regardless of whether a woman has HIV or not, the abortion issue is an extremely controversial one. It is not my position to tell a woman whether she should 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
...gynecologic symptoms, and i think you need to be seen by a gynecologist (preferably one who is familiar with caring for HIV+ women) for specific care for your gynecology problems including the ovarian cysts. There are medications that may make... Read more »

Is there a support group for alcoholics with hiv/aids?

my son is 32 and has recently went full blown. he is an alcoholic and has been for years. He is willing to talk to someone but it has to someone who is familiar with alcoholism with hiv/aids patients. Can you advise us?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Alcohol and substance abuse are often found together with HIV infection. If your son has access to an HIV clinic, they should know of alcohol treatment programs that are open and accepting 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 »
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

...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. According to the Times , Divas members -- who range in age... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

The Hidden Epidemic: White Women and HIV

...next door -- and when we go into schools, you should see their faces change when I tell them I'm HIV positive. That's why my AIDS education work is so important -- they'll remember me in the future." --┬áLaura Roberts After I finished reading... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Community Updates

...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 the STEP Ezine Volume 1, Issue 51... Read more »
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Support Groups??

Posted by ShannonLeigh
...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 support group for women with HIV what... Read more »

Support Groups??

Posted by ShannonLeigh
...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 support group for women with HIV what... Read more »

Support Groups??

Posted by ShannonLeigh, 4 Replies
...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 support group for women with HIV what... 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 »