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Aids Physical Symptoms

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some studies, HIV-positive women were twice as likely as men to be depressed (this is also seen in...
Ask the Experts

psychosomatic symptoms

I feel that I can develope the symptoms of a disease, like HIV. Do doctors believe in Somatization?I got cold and then I start reading the symptoms of ARS. Now there is no possible symptom of ARS that I have not developed. But all the symptoms...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...If you believe that your symptoms are psychosomatic (the process of psychological conflict causing physical symptoms), an appropriate treatment would be professional mental health counseling. This could include psychotherapy, psychiatric... Read more »

Symptoms of Stress and Symptoms of HIV/AIDS

Can stress cause thrush and/or other symptoms of HIV infection?Thanks.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...AIDS, and just about any other disease, even when they actually do not have these diseases.Sometimes emotional stress can cause physical symptoms. For example, people can sometimes develop stomach ulcers if they have prolonged emotional stress.... Read more »

Why do I have so many symptoms and side effects?

I was diagnosed with AIDS in April 2005. My viral load was 88,000 and my cd count was 24. I had PCP pneumonia. My best guess is that I contracted HIV in 2000. Since my 2-week stay in the hospital in 2005, I have been disabled, with a variety of...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia for parasites in the bowels. Third, could it be that you are depressed? I have often been fooled by people with multiple physical symptoms that have quickly improved when antidepressants were used. At this stage, if I were you, I would keep... Read more »

Nightmares, fatique, medication

I am a 65 year old woman presently taking Combivir, Reyataz and Norvir, and have been positive for 8 years. I have severe neuropathy and have tried several neurological type meds but now am on oxycontin and hydrocodone at certain times for...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine improve pain symptoms of various types. Depression should be regarded as a medical illness that is associated with various physical symptoms, including pain. Treatment of depression also relieves the physical symptoms such as pain.From what... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mental Health Needs of HIV Sufferers Up as Medications Help Physical Symptoms

...Thanks to improved HIV drug therapy, there is a burgeoning demand to treat the mental health needs of those living longer with the disease. And psychiatrists Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Social Support and Maladaptive Coping as Predictors of the Change in Physical Health Symptoms Among Persons Living With HIV/AIDS

... Researchers in the current study sought to examine social support and maladaptive coping as predictors of HIV-related health symptoms in a primarily low-income and diverse sample of HIV/AIDS patients with respect to gender, ethnicity, Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...Tests Who Is at Risk for Diabetes? What Problems Can Diabetes Cause? How Are Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Treated? HIV and Diabetes Taking Care of Yourself What Is Diabetes? Diabetes and pre-diabetes are serious conditions in... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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HIV to AIDS Presentation=Help please...

Posted by Anonymous
...How does HIV in a previously asyptomatic perosn present itself when it starts to become AIDS? What symptoms and physical changes occur? Read more »

please respond

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...understanding and research of this devastating death sentence. I would greatly appreciate answers to the following questions: 1) what physical symptoms made you become aware that aids prognosis was a possibility 2) how many of you have AIDS and... Read more »

Definite Symptoms But Still Negative. Why?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...same symptoms but mostly a rash. What is happening here? I tested negative and assumed that I was negative. I dismissed my physical symptoms as stress and maybe CFS/FMS. Now I may have infected somebody I care about very much. Does anybody have... Read more »

Test results to HIV and HCV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...brachial vein with 0.1 ml of blood that he had obtained, using the same insulin syringe, from a drug addict seropositive for HIV and HCV. Thirteen days after the injection, the man had a temperature of 40 degrees C, sweating, and erythematous... Read more »