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One Small Step To Help AIDS Activists

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Terry Boedeker

A poor survey. Substance abuse is what it should be called. Not all of us use/abuse. This misses the vast majority of people and only centers on an area that already has funding programs for abusers. A waste of my time, the tax payers money and the time Congress may look at it. The people at POZ are talking to the wrong people to make an adequate or meaningful survey.

February 1, 2009

George Walrod

I was most displeased that the obvious assumption is if someone has HIV and also has mental health issues that those two things MUST be related. I would have liked to have been able to participated in this questionnaire but I refuse to have my depression & bi-polar issues laid at the feet of my HIV infection. As they have absolutely nothing to do with each other. I have had neither mental health issues as a result of my HIV nor any difficulties adjusting to my situation. Any anxiety difficulties had more to do with not being able to get onto social security disability in a timely fashion. How can anyone learn what is needed in services if the right questions are not asked had it even been possible to add in ones own words further information that would have made it possible to clarify the standard answers that would have gone a LONG ways toward solving my problem with this poorly designed questionnaire.

January 30, 2009

rod rushing

i sent the survey link to bryan levinson- the founder of Strength In Numbers. I think he then posted it as a general SIN post nationally... Cheers

January 30, 2009

Annette

Mental health parity is something that needs to be addressed in the Ryan White Care Act. It's been flat funded and underfunded for so many years now. I'm glad Poz and AIDSMeds are joining with NAPWA in the reauthorization "battle". Each time it comes up for reauthorizatio we're told the same story, "We don't have the money". This is going to be a tough year to ask for an increase in funding (since our country is bankrupt). We need a strong and deliberate strategy. We've certainly got our work cut out for us. Ryan White is a DISCRETIONARY program and this type of funding is the first thing that gets cut. Perhaps if Obama and Congress implements a "National AIDS Strategy", this will become a "MANDATORY" program.

January 29, 2009

jack

Find me any human in the world over 40 who doesnt answer yes to the first four questions in Question 4. Good luck getting taxpayer money for that one but than again everyone else is, so go for it. Buy Gold,canned goods,and guns.

January 29, 2009

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