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Dealing With Depression When You Are Hiv Positive

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Depression Is More Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people
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 times...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...private practice setting is not feasible for you I recommend contacting the NY State Psychological Association Task Force on AIDS (212-459-4167). This is run by an experienced group of mental health professionals offering low cost psychological... Read more »

HAART & Gingko Biloba?

Are there ANY alternative therapies for clinical depression/anxiety that will not interfere with the HAART-medications I am taking, specifically Kaletra & Truvada?
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
...Depression is serious and affects as many as 60% of HIV-positive individuals, with HIV-positive women twice as likely to become depressed Read more »


Hi there. Thanks in advance for your answers. I'm a 42 yrs old male with Hiv infection since 1993. I have exercised with weights since 1986 with some interruptions, but more or less constantly. I had Pneumonia in nov/2007 (CD4 count 113 at the...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...our comments make me doubt that your depression is under control. Have you talked to your doctor about other anti-depressant options? Some antidepressants like Wellbutrin tend Read more »

Short Term Disability

I have been out of work since January, due to substance abuse, depression due to being HIV positive and have since been working to resolve all of these issues or at least get everything to a more manageable place, my employer paid me my vacation...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
FMLA is a Federal law and unless NC has a more liberal FMLA law than the Federal law, the Federal law would govern. I suggest you contact a local legal aid organization to help you determine your rights in NC. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at . The ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...associated with the aging process," the authors noted. Although correlations between depression, loneliness, health, and HIV/AIDS-related stigma have been studied, the team noted there has been little evaluation of these associations among... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People With Depression More Likely to Follow Treatment Regimens When Taking SSRIs, Study Finds

...Immune Deficiency Syndromes , HealthDay News/Washington Post reports. For the study, Michael Horberg -- director of HIV/AIDS for Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif. -- and colleagues analyzed the mental health, disease progression and... 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). Read more »
Connect With Others

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat, diarrhea, abnormal abdominal problems, night... Read more »


Posted by iNvisible, 7 Replies
...Is depression a symptom of HIV?...I feel like everyday is getting harder and harder...I've become scared of almost everything and almost everyday 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 Read more »

HIV and depression

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Been asymptomatic for over 20 years , and living with fear as to when will I finally get sick. Defense mechanism of not disclosing has turned to a life of very limited amount of friends which has resulted in lonliness. I find myself crying for no... Read more »