|HIV & Bipolar partner
Aug 29, 2007
Hi, My parnter of 2+ years is HIV+ and bipolar. He has lost all sexual drive & is discomforted by anyphysical contact. He has been this way for about 10 months. I don't know all the meds he is on, but do know that he is on high dosages of several of them. I'm looking for any assistance/reading material that might help me to better understand what is going on.
| Response from Dr. Henry
sexual dysfunction is common in the general population (witness the explosion of use of Viagra like drugs) and is often an issue for HIV+ persons on treatment. Some HIV drugs and many psychotropic drugs may contribute to the problem. A general link discussing the matter is provided below:
Often counseling and evaluation by a therapist trained in sexual dysfunction is useful for the patient and often may involve the partner. KH
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