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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