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Can You Have Psychosomatic Symptoms Of Hiv

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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 »

HIV fear and serious psychosomatic illness

Dear Dr Bob,I would appreciate if you posted this for the benefit of all the seriously worried... Read more »

psychosomatic insane

I was tested for HIV 2 years ago and was "non-reactive." That was a very hard time in my... Read more »
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(Psychosomatic) symptoms

Posted by BigMistake, 3 Replies
Hi you all.

You guys are doing a tremendous thing by encouraging people who had exposures and are now scared/depressed/freaked out. I read all the stories and responses since the 1st of August (date of my incident).

But it is just amazing how we... Read more »

Same symptoms, tests trump? but symptoms persist..

Posted by SRCHFRANS34
So, fellow posters & experienced responders. Why is it that positive individuals and negative testers have such similar symptoms..?At approx. 6 MONTHS post possible exposure had Unigold instant blood :NEGATIVE , Elisa blood draw full panel... Read more »

initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

MC...a word about my symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
You wanted to know about my symptoms? Here it is: HIV infection never entered my mind until, about five days after a high risk exposure, I developed terrible nasal congestion in the middle of a hot summer. I wasn't necessarily worried about HIV... Read more »