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BiPolar Disorder and HIV

Dec 19, 2006

My daughter tested positive for HIV about 11 years ago and in the last few years she was diagnosed with BiPolar Disorder. Is this also a symptom of HIV?

Response from Dr. Horwath

Bipolar disorder is more common among people with HIV infection. HIV does seem to predispose some people to develop manic episodes. I have seen a number of cases.

HIV positive Husband but Negative Kids and Wife

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