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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...take to emerge into a happier frame of mind. TheBody.com features an amazing assortment of overviews, tips and information you can use to help you as you adjust to living with HIV. Here's a taste: Tips and Tricks for Coping With HIV -- A Psychologist and Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Wisdom Ten Things You Can Do to Enhance Your Emotional Well-Being Ten Things You Can Do to Reduce Stress Dating and Disclosing When...
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Coping with being HIV+

Dear Dr. Horwath,I am a 40 year old HIV+ gay man living in Vienna (Austria). I have been diagnosted HIV+ in Dec. 2001. My VL has been undetectable and my CD4 count is always between 1150 and 1350. I have started treatment (sustiva and...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You have had a very good response to anti-retroviral treatment. With an undetectable viral load and CD4 count of 1150-1350, your prognosis is quite good. We don't have a reliable way to predict life expectancy.You should be able to enjoy sex with... Read more »

Dont Know how To Cope with HIV & Depression!

I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED A YEAR IN AUGUST WITH HIV AND IT WAS SUCH A SHOCK TO ME! I AM THE SORT OF LAD WHO JUST GETS ON WITH LIFE WHEN THERE IS PROBLEMS BUT PUT THE BIG 1'S TO THE BACK OF MY HEAD AND THEN IT ALL COMES TO A HEAD AND I FALL APART LIKE...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
"I FEEL A BIG PART OF ME HAS DIED WITH THIS VIRUS I HAVE SHUT MYSELF OF TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD LOST FRIENDS AND WONDER WHATS THE POINT IN FIGHTING THIS HORRIBLE THING"These are symptoms of depression. They are signs of hopelessness and social... Read more »

How to cope with sex with my HIV poz boyfriend

Dr. Bob,I am a 25 y.o. girl. My 29 y.o. boyfriend tested positive for HIV. Last time he got tested was on dec 07 (before we started going out) and he had unprotected sex a few times before that. Since then we have had mainly protected sex and a few...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...thing applies to sex. Both you and your positively charged Mr. Happily-Ever-After should read through the chapters in the archives of this forum devoted to magnetic couples, HIV sexual prevention, HIV sexual transmission and safer sexual... Read more »

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
...group at GMHC with my partner that was originally just gay men. Eventually it included a lesbian couple were one woman had AIDS and one heterosexual couple where the woman had AIDS. We all learned a great deal about the dynamics of living in a... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Tips and Tricks for Coping With HIV/AIDS

...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 HIV can be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Psychosocial Challenges and Protective Influences for Socio-Emotional Coping of HIV-Positive Adolescents in South Africa: A Qualitative Investigation

...study to develop an understanding of the psychosocial challenges as well as protective influences promoting socio-emotional coping in HIV-positive adolescents in order to inform South Africa's mental health promotion and HIV prevention... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of HIV Testing, Counseling and Treatment in Coping With HIV/AIDS in Uganda: A Qualitative Analysis

... The current qualitative study explores the role of HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and treatment in helping HIV-positive Ugandans cope with the disease. The researchers Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thais Need Information on Coping With HIV/AIDS; Young People "In Denial" About Dangers, UNDP Survey Says

...Although Thai people are well-informed about HIV/AIDS and how to avoid contracting the virus, they need additional information on coping with HIV/AIDS and supporting people who are living with the disease, according to the results of a survey... Read more »
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Posted by HIVstigmastudy
...Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

Coping with HIV-Study Still Open

Posted by copeHIV, 1 Reply
...Hi. I am conducting a web survey to explore how people living with HIV, as well as their loved ones, cope with various aspects of the disease. Your anonymous responses will help us develop recommendations Read more »

Coping with HIV

Posted by copeHIV
...Hi. I am conducting a web survey to explore how people living with HIV, as well as their loved ones, cope with various aspects of the disease. Your anonymous responses will help us develop recommendations Read more »

Trying To Cope With HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Two months ago i found out i was hiv!!!! I had been going to my doctor to have tests done on several lumps i had found on my neck.My partner had talked me into going Read more »