HIV+ and anxiety
Aug 21, 2008
The issue . . . he seems to be suffering from increasing anxiety, not wanting to leave his house, make phone calls, etc.
I live 17 hours away. My question is is this common in HIV patients and what can I do to help?
Response from Dr. Horwath
No, this is not a common symptom related to HIV. Your friend appears to be suffering from some form of severe anxiety or depression, possibly agoraphobia. I recommend that you help him to get to a consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist to get an evaluation. He needs proper evaluation and treatment.
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