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Dealing With Depression When You Are Hiv Positive

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Depressed, HIV-Positive Patients Who Take Antidepressants More Likely to Comply With AIDS Drug Regimens, Study Says

Among clinically depressed, HIV-positive patients seen at public health clinics in Denver, those taking antidepressants were more likely than those not taking the drugs to comply with their antiretroviral drug regimens, according to a study... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Loneliness and HIV-Related Stigma Explain Depression Among Older HIV-Positive Adults

Service providers and researchers should "assert more aggressive and innovative efforts to resolve both psychosocial and physical health issues that characterize the graying of the AIDS epidemic in the USA," according to the authors of the current... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Depression High Among HIV-Positive Patients: Rates Are More Than Five Times Greater

Researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, found a 57.3 percent prevalence of depression among HIV-infected patients and a 69.8 percent prevalence of depression among patients coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV). Psychiatric... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Hiv positive partner depression

My fiancee was misdiagnosed with colitis for about 2 years. During that time we were having unprotected sex on average once per month due to the colitis. About 18 months ago she was correctly diagnosed as HIV+. I've been getting tested about 4...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
The situation you find yourself in is challenging, but not unusual. It is also not unique to "mixed" status couples or even to HIV specifically. When one member of a couple is depressed, whatever the reason, it is often a significant... Read more »

Manic Depressive, Positive, and Methamphetamine Self-medicated

Dear Michael, I hope you can give me some idea how I can proceed with my treatment being bi-polar, HIV+ and addicted to Methamphetamine.I'm surprised there have been so few questions addressing this highly addictive drug and its use to...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am very concerned that you are self medicating with crystal meth. You need a specialized drug treatment program to help you stop taking it. Until you are off of the crystal there is no way to accurately access the extent of whatever... Read more »

Infected after 'protected' hand-job & boob-job. I challenge you dr.bob, testing after window period will prove you are wrong!(YET ANOTHER IM POSITIVE IM POSITIVE WHO HASNT TESTED POSITIVE, 2010)

Hi Dr.Bob;Hope you are well. Thank you for your contiued help and support and thank you for your kindness and immense patience! I can only imagine what it must be like dealing with all sorts of HIV realated fears and issues given your own...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello again K,No matter how many times you write in, my assessment and advice will not change. So for now we'll have to agree to disagree. You're positive you're positive. I'm positive you're not. So we'll just have to... Read more »

use of royal jelly in hiv positive

HIV AND DEPRESSED TAKING ATRIPLA.CAN I TAKE NATURAL ROYAL JELLY TO HELP W/SYMTOMS?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know of any evidence that royal jelly is helpful for the symptoms of HIV infection, but it also should not interfere with your HAART.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies
http://www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Pozme
www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for those... Read more »

Depression and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing an article for the magazine HIV Plus on depression and am hoping to speak with a few women who are dealing with depression for my story. I know this isn't an easy thing for most people to discuss, but I'm hoping that this... Read more »

hiv positive couples?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm bi-sexual and as of my last test, still negitive. I often think about being in a long term relationship with a guy, but quite frankly I'm afraid. Afraid because my last male 2 male relationship that lasted 3 years, I'm almost certain that he is... Read more »