HealthyWomen's Program Coordinator
Thaïs Diaz has a background in public health, nutrition and chronic disease prevention and works as a program coordinator for HealthyWomen. Her previous experience includes research and work at the University of Georgia focusing on the undergraduate population's food choices, nutrition, and overall health and well-being. During graduate school, she was a part of a research team that studied nutrition apps and how they're evolving in the public health sector. She also worked closely with a pediatrician on her upcoming book related to nutrition, sleep, exercise and family health. Thais focuses on health literacy and public health advice. She has volunteered with public health organizations that offer health education to Hispanic populations and translated for migrant farm workers as well as physicians.
She holds a bachelor of science degree in media and communication from Georgia Tech and a master of public health degree with a concentration in health promotion from the University of Georgia.Full Bio
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HealthyWomen has put together support group options to unite those affected by HIV/AIDS. Support groups can vary in format with in-person groups, virtual groups, social media pages, blogs, mobile apps and others. Support groups help connect people who are going through similar experiences and can offer information and advice related to HIV/AIDS.
HealthyWomen offers these resources for information purposes only. We do not endorse or recommend these websites specifically. Always be sure to do your own research and find support that works for you. In addition, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about HIV/AIDS and your personal treatment plan.
Support groups based on:
The following resources give support group and medical provider options based on ZIP code or state and city. In addition to the groups listed below, you can:
- Call your local hospital and ask about its HIV/AIDS support programs
- Ask your social worker to suggest support groups
- Talk to other patients who have tried support groups and may be able to recommend some that might also work for you
- Find your local community center, which usually has information about local resources and other support groups
- Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Medical Provider
These support groups offer phone, email, video call and virtual support meeting options. They also provide information for the person with HIV/AIDS, family members or someone concerned about someone else with HIV/AIDS.
These support groups are on social media sites that offer ways to post anonymous questions, share tips or provide advice. Also, some options offer HIV/AIDS blog topics ranging from events to living well to research and news.
These options offer peer navigation programs, webinars, online events, training and other resources.
For more information related to HIV/AIDS, check out some of HealthyWomen’s educational resources.
- Your Words Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against HIV Stigma
- HIV, Aging and Whole Person Care
- How HIV Affects Menopause and Menopause Affects HIV
- PrEP and PEP: Prevention for HIV
- Clinically Speaking: Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Your HIV Treatment
- Why Isn’t HIV Care Reaching Those Who Need It Most?
- Graphic Article: When Grandma Has HIV
- It May Come as a Surprise, but Older Women Get HIV, Too
- HIV and Older Women
- The Connection Between HIV and Mental Health in the Older Adult
- Growing Older with HIV
- I Believe I Am Aging Faster Because I Have HIV
- Keeping My HIV Diagnosis a Secret for a Year Taught Me a Lot About People’s Stereotypes
- From Shame to Advocacy: My Decades-Long Journey Living — and Thriving with HIV
- Ask the Expert: HIV and Aging Video
- Webinar: Assessing Current Knowledge Related to HIV, Aging and Women’s Health
- En qué forma el VIH afecta la menopausia y viceversa
- PPrE y PEP: Prevención para el VIH
- Conversación sobre la salud: Preguntas para tu proveedor de servicios médicos sobre tu tratamiento del VIH
- Envejecer con VIH
- ¿Por qué los servicios médicos para el VIH no están llegando a las personas que más los necesitan?
- Esto podría sorprenderle, pero mujeres de mayor edad también pueden contraer el VIH
This resource was created with support from Gilead.
- From Shame to Advocacy: My Decades-Long Journey Living — and Thriving — With HIV ›
- I Was Diagnosed with HIV When I Was 15. It’s Been a Journey of Learning to Love Myself Enough to Take My Meds. ›
- I Believe I’m Aging Faster Because I Have HIV ›
- I Don’t Regret Getting HIV Because It Saved My Life ›
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- Medications That Treat and Prevent HIV - HealthyWomen ›
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- Women Can Get HIV. That’s Why They Need HIV Testing. - HealthyWomen ›
- PrEP Is for Women, Too - HealthyWomen ›