Jul 26, 2006
What are the effects of of having HIV or another STD on the Physical and Emotional well being of an individual?
| Response from Dr. Conway
This is an excellent question. Since the effects of a diagnosis of HIV are significant on the emotional well being of a person and may have significant long-term effects on physical health, I recommend that someone who receives this diagnosis immediately share the news with a "buddy" or significant other so that they can begin to develop strategies to deal more effectively with what lies ahead. The same applies to diagnoses of chronic STDs such as genital herpes.
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