“I’ve been emotionally affected, especially when I look at the news on TV and the first thing I see is Gov. Cuomo talking about how many people are infected and have died.”
“As with AIDS, the political machinations, denial, and ignorance over the proven science has been traumatic and a source of anger, despair, and depression at times.”
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"We try to foster connection. We look at civic and social engagement and build community," said the manager of a program based in San Francisco.
"Because of psychosocial challenges it is essential to create resilience in order to maintain emotional health," David Fawcett, Ph.D., LCSW, writes. "Such resilience is not a personality trait, but rather a process unfolding over time."
A conversation with Gina Brown, M.S.W., and David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., about the ways older adults living with HIV find themselves socially isolated, and what can be done about it.
For David Salyer, seeing the "biohazard tattoo" on HIV-positive men -- and their comfort level with their status -- has forced him to confront his three-decades-long journey with the virus.
"I didn't expect to grow old. I really thought I'd be dead by now."
"I'm still here and actually growing old! I'm a gay male living with HIV for the last 20 years. I just celebrated my 50th birthday by myself holding a mirror, drinking some cheap ...