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Coping Skills For Men With Hiv

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Need serious relationship advice/coping skills

Posted by Dizengoff, 10 Replies
Maybe others have had this problem. I hate to bare my soul on here, but I need help.
I am positive and in my late 20's... All I want in this life is a partner. I don't want a one night stand. I want someone who will be with me through bad and good,... Read more »

Skill in HIV testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there any skill involved in performing a HIV Elisa test? Does anyone know how long it actually takes to perform the test itself? Is the blood just fed into a machine which gives a reading of positive or negative or is there some interpretation... Read more »

Trying to find help so I can cope.

Posted by Atheena, 1 Reply
I am 22+ pos. Have already told my story on the body. Great advice was given to me and I did everything that was ask of me but for some reason all roads lead me to a dead end street and standing alone. I ask myself this question every single day... Read more »

How To Cope with the News

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm certain I'm positive and I need to know?

How do I cope with the news when they tell me?
How do they tell you...flat out or do they beat around the bush?
What do they say after they tell you? Do they try and consoll you or leave you there or what?
I'... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 7 Replies
Lets recap the life and times of William and Eric Shall we?

April 2005 - Will's Mom goes in for tripple by-pass - Still in recovery from this to this day.
September 2005 - Eric's best friend is taken by ALS.
September 2005 - Eric has annual check up... Read more »
Ask the Experts

RE HIV negative woman with positive man - how do I cope?

Dear Dr. Shernoff:I am the person who wrote that memo last week. Thank you for your kind reply - it really meant a lot to me. I have spoken to my partner about my feelings and, although I had spoken to him about this before, your words gave me the...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am very glad to hear that your partner was open to talking with you about this very important issue. I would urge you to talk to the leaders of the couples group in your city. Even though they are currently composed of just gay men there is no... Read more »

PTSD and long-term survival - how do we cope?

I'd thought further any danger had ended when AIDS was somewhat brought under control in the 1990s. I was already a long-term HIV+ survivor, had lost scores and scores of dear ones (in fact every single Gay man I knew or had known to that...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thank you for writing. There are many of us who experienced our own holocaust (I don't use the world lightly) during the 1980s and beyond and still have a deep well of unexpressed grief, made worse in that it has been largely unrecognized or... Read more »

Recent loss of cognitive skills

DR. J Frascino,I am 22 plus HIVer with a decent body weight and had been the 10 mg dose of androgel when abnormal free testosterone reading came back at 6000 so my doctor adjusted the dose to 5 mg and i repeated the test, as months progressed i came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately, I cannot sort out complex problems, like yours, over the Internet. I would certainly encourage you to see your HIV specialist for a thorough evaluation of your recent symptoms anorexia, cognitive dysfunction, muscle weakness,... Read more »

Memory Loss & Coordination Skills

I've been positive now for 11 years. I am still on my first HAART medications. Combivir and Viramune. I also take Acyclovir, Vytorin, and testosterone injections every two weeks. My viral load has always been undetectable, lately, it has...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Congratulations on maintaining your health and your medication regimen - you have many alternatives available should you need them. Many people with HIV worry about memory issues. It is not unusual for stress or fatigue to affect anyone's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Women More Vulnerable to HIV/AIDS Infection Than Men, Less Apt to Cope

Women are more biologically susceptible to HIV infection and are, especially in Africa, less able to cope with it due to cultural, social and economic factors, experts told the 14th International Conference on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted... Read more »

This Month in HIV: Tips and Tricks for Coping With HIV/AIDS

This is Bonnie Goldman, Editorial Director of The Body. I'd like to welcome you to This Month in HIV. This month's topic: Tips and Tricks for Coping With HIV -- A Psychologist and Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Wisdom. Being diagnosed with... Read more »

How is Africa Coping with HIV?

Households: Coping According to Their Ability AIDS and Education: Complex Links The High Cost of HIV to Business As can be seen from the early sections of this Epidemic Update, HIV has penetrated every country across the globe. It is... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Coping With Stress

Clinicians who treat patients with HIV disease have long accepted the notion that stress affects immune function. Indeed, this belief is nearly as old as the epidemic itself: counseling patients to reduce the number of stressors in their life has... Read more »