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How Can The HIV Gay Community Be More Proactive In The HIV Straight Community?

How Can The HIV Gay Community Be More Proactive In The HIV Straight Community?

I touched up on this question a year or two back, and with many more new members, sometimes it helps to get new fresh answers
Are there services that the gay community gets, that the straight community doesn't? Is it harder for straight positive women to get services or needs that the gay community get easily? Does it seem the straight positive community has to go through more red tape? If all of this is true, how can we overcome these issues? How can we stand as 1 community and not be divided… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member, this site should be able to be a resource for you. It is not just for LGBT, it is for everyone.
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posted over 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I never heard about any support especially here nothing like support just because you're hiv.Most important to me is that i get my meds and am healthy.

posted over 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I'm a straight positive female & I feel that I'm getting the same services & help as the gay positive community. I get my services through SAAF (Southern Arizona Aids Foundation) & they have never made me feel that I'm as less important because I'm straight. I also get services through TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV & AIDS Network) & they have also treated me like an equal.

posted over 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Honestly don't know, I actually don't know any HIV+ women, but I wonder if it also depends on where you live and how much funding is available for education around HIV? I live in the bay area and it's been the only place I have known since I tested POZ in 87....I would hope that being HIV+ should be enough for anyone with it to get care but I am not that naive to believe that since I have seen color and income be a factor in the level of care on receives....Good question and not sure what the answer is but definitely got me curious now.... Hope all is well in everyone's world..and if not ..Tomorrow is another day full of promise ....Cheers

posted over 2 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I haven't been positive for very long, but I haven't seen much difference. I'm straight but see most of the folks who are on here or that I know in DFW area who are positive are gay. Me, I don't care how someone got the disease or who they identify with. We're all in the same boat. All deserve dignity, humanity, and kindness.

posted over 2 years ago
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