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Can Stress Cause Hiv Symptoms

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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 feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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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, and many other diseases. Some people who are suffering from severe... 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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What are symptoms of stress?

Hi I was just wondering if you knew what the sypmtoms ssociated with stress are. Are they common to those caused by the acute virus? Is there any common symptoms people have who consistantly make themselves believe they have contracted the HIV...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am unclear about what you are asking. Can you reformulate your question to be very specific so I can try to respond?Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »

Causes of Stress

What is the major causes of stress and how can I deal with it?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is for questions related to symptoms of HIV infection or due to side effects of treatment (and is for persons who are HIV infected or their caregivers). Your question is too general and doesn't provide any details about the HIV... Read more »
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Can Stress cause AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A freind of a friend died of I'm sure was AIDS but was negative all along. All the same symptoms but docctors say he died of cancer cause they could not explain it.

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To all Worried-Wells - Stress, Anxiety, Guilt, Hypocondria Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
Hi there worried-wells, under the window perioders, etc...

Please check out all this information about stress before you diagnose yourself with ARS/HIV/AIDS...

Stress, Anxiety, guilt and a propensity to Hypocondria can cause most (if not all) of what... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Ok I had possible exposure 4 weeks ago. This was a straight encounter a with a woman. Since then I have been so stressed....My back has been hurting and all the muscles in my neck are too. I also have a headache and I had a sore in my mouth....I... Read more »

Full Symtoms List for those STRESSED about HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies


Racing HeartPerspiration/sweaty hands
Butterflies in StomachHeadaches
Tiring EasilyNervous Ticks
Urinating FrequentlyDifficulty Sleeping
Difficulty BreathingDizziness
RestlessnessSusceptibility to... Read more »