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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 advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you
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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
...Thank you for your question.Emotional stress (due to anxiety, depression, and many other causes), can itself cause many symptoms that are very similar to those of HIV/AIDS, Read more »

Symptoms...What REALLY is causing them!?

Hi Dr. Bob! Yet again, I am emailing you with a question of mine. I'm not sure if this has been answered but if it has, I understand if it isn't answered a second time! :)As I wrote to you only a few days ago, my car was touched by a naked man...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, stress and anxiety can produce a wide range of "symptoms." We often refer to these symptoms as psychosomatic. They can indeed be very Read more »

HIV symptoms & stress

Firstly, I would like to thank you for providing such a valuable and comprehensive source of information and advice.I have just come through a very scary period due to a small possible exposure to HIV and subsequent testing, waiting and worrying.For...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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part two-- hiv symptoms or stress? Please help

Dear Dr. Bob, I wrote you earlier today regarding getting a viral load. My name is Bob as well. Anyway, I am sorry for writing you twice, but I want to convey all of my symptoms. I had an unprotected sexual relationship over the summer of 2003...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hopefully the Pepcid your doctor prescribed will help your GERD. Many of your other complaints appear to be dermatologic and/or stress-related. I'd suggest you ask your doctor for a referral to a dermatologist (if the skin symptoms are... Read more »
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Stressful or Traumatic Life Events, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms and HIV Sexual Risk Taking Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

... The researchers designed the current study to assess "the presence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in response to stressful or traumatic life events and their impact on HIV risk behaviors and associated Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...Lifestyle changes can improve depression for some people. These include: Regular exercise Increased exposure to sunlight Stress management Counseling Improved sleep habits Alternative Therapies Some people get good results from massage,... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...exercises are all alternative therapies that may help you feel better. Acupuncture and acupressure therapies may help reduce stress and improve your mood. Good nutrition and exercise are beneficial, no matter which treatments you choose. Also... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...death in terms of sleep. It may make your children worry that if they fall asleep, they'll never wake up. Offer reassurance. Stress that while HIV is serious, it is preventable. Talking to Children of Different Ages It's never too early to... Read more »
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Symptoms of HIV or Anxiety?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...accept anxiety as the cause however it seems that these sensations still occur (albeit less frequently) when I am not actively stressing about the incident and my mind is completely occupied by something else. So anyone have any ideas? Hopefully... Read more »

I am so scared

Posted by briannan, 3 Replies
Guys, I went to the health department today, and got a 6 week test. Tonight, I started having a heavy head, sweating, and feel like I have the flu. I also feel like I have the chills. Is this probably a coincidence? I will get my results back... Read more »

I have to be positive

Posted by soworried27, 3 Replies
Ok I am dead smack in the middle of 2 weeks and loaded with issues. I though I had bowel issues before, but I was wrong. I am in the bathroom every 20min now for the last 2 days. I have bloating, gas and a ton of burping. I have a constant headache... Read more »

Stress/lack of sleep/anxiety,effect immune system?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do these things make you more suseptible to colds, flu, etc? I haven't slept for a while now, (weeks) haven't eaten all that great, and Im usually so anxious/nervous/worried that I can't concentrate and have a 24 hr. a day 7 days a week... Read more »