|anxiety and stress
Dec 2, 1998
Hi, Is anxiety and stress what happens to you when you find out you are hiv+ or is this a symptom of the disease.thanks
| Response from Mr. Shernoff
There is no one way that all or most people respond to learning that they are infected with HIV. For many individuals having a depressive or anxious reaction to being diagnosed with a potentially life threatening illness is one normal phase that they go through and generally, but not always move out of. When people have HIV neuro-psychiatric impairment part of the symptomology may include symptoms of depression or heightened anxiety. I hope that this is helpful. Michael Shernoff, MSW
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