Social network for HIV/AIDS community launched

Filed as News on March 28, 2007 8:42 am, a social network for the HIV/AIDS community, was launched to serve as place of free dialogue for people with HIV/AIDS, AIDS services organizations, community based organizations, researchers, among others.

“My goal is to create an environment of comfort, and deepen the social interaction between clients and the various organizations and individuals that seek to support them,” Stephan Adelson, founder of the nonprofit project, said.

There are three types of membership available on the site. One profile type is for those that are HIV-positive, a second for organizations, and a third for friends and family members. To ensure the privacy and comfort, HIV-positive members family and friend profiles do not have access to the HIV-positive community. includes a place for member profiles while offering a comprehensive library with topics related to HIV/AIDS.

Long term survivors of HIV/AIDS are becoming isolated environments, where medication and mutations of the virus are creating distinctive responses in individuals. Their doctors often face unique situations, yet sharing these experiences is often difficult and time prohibitive. provides a place for authentic communication while ensuring the privacy of the individual. To further assure privacy, no identifying personal information such as name or address is collected.

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  1. Social Networking Bulletin - » Social network for HIV/AIDS community launchedMarch 28, 2007 at 11:47 am
  2. By Gayla posted on March 28, 2007 at 12:49 pm
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    This is great! There can never be too many networks for people with STD’s. I’ve been a very active STD Patient Advocate ( for nearly ten years and have seen first hand what patients with STD’s go through.

    It’s great to have more supporters on board.

    Thanks for supporting the efforts by posting about HIVConnect.

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