Apr 25, 2006
My girlfriend and I have just been diagnosed with HIV. She has been quite sick and lethargic for a month now. My health seems to be ok. However, my mental health is shot. I am having a very hard time coping with the fact that I have cut short a very promising and productive life. My girlfriend was vibrant and so happy, now she is in pain, angry and hurt. How do I get on with my life?
Response from Dr. Horwath
I don't think you should view it as cutting short your life or hers. With effective treatment available, you are likely to have a very full and productive life.
I advise you to go for some counseling with an individual or group that has experience with HIV. This will help you to cope with the situation.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.