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Dealing With Depression When You Have Hiv

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Get the Facts
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

Mental Health, Depression and HIV

My partner recently has undergone sever depression bouts. His HIV doctor is doing little if nothing to assist us in dealing with this issue and the depression and stress is getting worse by the day. Recent episodes include short term memory loss,...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...need to bring him to a psychologist or psychiatrist to evaluate him and recommend treatment. It sounds like he has a severe depression and needs treatment immediately. Read more »

major depression/hiv 15 yearsat 50

I am over it 15 years and still alive..go to a shrink and still not ok...Anti depresents do not work ..No one hears me ..iam in a MAjor deep depression ...Help
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I would discuss with your HIV provider and psychiatrist whether a different approach is warranted. Working on exercise and diet/sense of humor (later can Read more »

depression and hiv

I found out eight months ago I was positive. My partner is positive and I knew the risks. We didnt have unprotected sex but a few times, but I guess that was all it took. He is in jail now and is going to be doing time in prison. We have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...penetrative sex is like playing Russian roulette. I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis and your partner's jail time! Depression in and of itself won't affect your HIV medications. However, depression might affect your adherence to taking... Read more »

Depressed before HIV and Worse now

I have dealt with depression since I was in my early teens...I'm now 42 HIV+ for 3years now and been on HIV meds from the beginning (Combivir and Sustiva). I have been on anti depressants since I was 19 and have switched those meds 4 times since...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine a small subset of patients who have lingering psychological problems with Sustiva. It might be worth discussing with your HIV doc whether a trial on an alternative regimen (such as nevirapine or a boosted or non-boosted PI) for 2-3 months is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

... What Is Depression? Is Depression Important? What Are the Signs of Depression? What Causes Depression? Treatment for Depression The Bottom Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

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

Symptoms of Depressed HIV Patients Not Just Psychological

...guidance as to what to do in response to symptoms reported by depressed patients," she noted. "Should clinicians first treat the depression and observe whether the symptom resolves, or should they also search for the medical causes of the... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Depression in the HIV-Infected Inmate

...studies of un-incarcerated HIV-infected patients reveal a prevalence as high as 54% for Axis I psychiatric disorders (major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder) and 26% for Axis II psychiatric disorders... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

Sexual Assualt, HIV testing, depression.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...overwhelm me with medical jargon, or give me the lecture's etc, etc). Here's the rub; I've since been treated with clincical depression, severs stress anxiety, etc, etc. As a result my blood pressure has gone through the roof - had some more... Read more »