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Can Anxiety About Hiv Lead To Hiv Symptoms

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Depression and HIV

...anti-depressants used are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, called SSRIs . They can cause loss of sexual desire and function, lack of appetite, headache, insomnia, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, and restlessness or anxiety. The tricyclics have more side effects than the SSRIs. They can also cause sedation, constipation, and erratic heart beat. Some health care providers also use psychostimulants , the drugs used to treat...
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Symptoms of HIV versus Diabetes: Immune System Integrity

Hi Dr. Bob,Could my constant worrying/fear have weakened my immune system to the point for me to have this bout of flat warts on my hands? I've had them for over 4 months now and they don't look as if they are going away.Given my predisposition for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...help for your anxiety, depression, irrational fear and alcohol abuse. Your problem is psychological, not virological!Dr. BobSymptoms of HIV versus Diabetes Apr 13, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,I know symptoms mean nothing in terms of HIV. The same probably... Read more »

Symptoms of HIV versus Diabetes

Hi Dr. Bob,I know symptoms mean nothing in terms of HIV. The same probably goes for diabetes. Only blood tests can ascertain what one might have. However, I'm trying to gauge what could possibly be causing my symptoms. Yes, I'm still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sugar levels, glucose tolerance and hemoglobin A1C are normal, you don't have diabetes. Period. End of story.Your problem is anxiety and depression (and being whacked) plus a few mild common skin conditions. None of these symptoms are worrisome... Read more »

Scared form hiv

Hi Doctor,I'm not sure you got my first post and i'm dying with anxiety.I have met a guy 13 day ago. He was from California. I have asked him if he was clean and hiv neg and he said yes. When at his hotel room we stated kissing and we did 69 for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...left side," I have no idea what a rusk is.Responding to your specific questions:1. Your symptoms are most likely related to anxiety. I do not believe they are HIV related.2. Stress can exacerbate eczema. If you remain worried, get a single... Read more »

Anal sex and without penetration

Recently, I had sex with another guy in the hot-tub of a Bath House with another guy - status unknown. He placed his penis on my anus several times trying to hit the rectum, but there was no penetration. I stopped this activity almost immediately...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not HIV itself, OK? Talk with your doctor and consider getting a referral to a therapist for counseling and/or trying an anti-anxiety medication.Are there conditions other than HIV that can lower CD4 cell counts? Sure, lots of them. However, you... Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

..."self-medicate" by using drugs or alcohol to make their problems go away. If you feel that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...nutrients (electrolytes). If the water is not replaced you will become dehydrated. Symptoms of dehydration include: Thirst, anxiety, weakness, confusion, lightheadedness, fainting Smaller amounts of urine Dry and pale skin Increased heart... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...HIV-positive people. There are a number of possible causes of fatigue: Lack of rest, poor diet, and not enough exercise Anxiety and depression Alcohol use, smoking, and recreational drug use Infections Anemia Anemia is a shortage... Read more »
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Anxiety About Not Knowing

Posted by Hopeful43, 1 Reply
...normal range of 25-40, but much better). My fear is that, even though the 6-week hiv test was negative, I have overwhelming anxiety that I may still have it. I have read that at 6-weeks, there is a 99% chance that the negative result is... Read more »

Anxiety and fear/Mental Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know of any other disease that my cause so much anxiety and so much fear in people. They tell us to be educated but as I am reading the articles and information, the more fear and anxiety Read more »

ELISA Test is so primitive.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...wait 3 months to get a conclusive HIV test results is just cruel for so many people who are force to wait, sometimes in highly anxious states to get their results. You would think that in the year 2006 that they could come up with a cost... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...disheartened at the same time. I've been a textbook "Worried Well" over the past several weeks. I hope to believe that severe anxiety and stress has led me to all of the symptoms that I've experienced, given my low-risk encounters. Anyway,... Read more »