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Depression And Aids

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etc... So, my question is: Is it dangerous for my diagnostic positive for HIV, the depression? What is the relation between depression and Aids? How depression could affect my viral load and CD4? ...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Depression can have adverse effects on the course of a medical condition such as HIV infection. Studies have shown that depressed people are less likely to adhere to there HAART medications and may have worse outcomes as a result. Studies have not... Read more »

Depressed AIDS widow

I lost my lover 2 years ago. I have AIDS too and even though the newmedications are working... Read more »

depression,AIDS and how to get help

My partner has AIDS (I am negative). He was confirmed with AIDS 7 years ago (though he has never... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Mental Health

Depression and HIV/AIDS

Introduction Depression Facts HIV/AIDS Facts Get Treatment for Depression More Information About Depression More Information About HIV/AIDS References Symptoms of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood Feelings of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Group Therapy Can Help Treat Depression Among HIV/AIDS Patients, Uganda Study Says

People living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda who also have major depression have benefited from group therapy sessions, according to a study conducted by counselors from World Vision and researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS and Depression: Ohio University Tests HIV Phone Therapy

Can depressed HIV/AIDS patients in rural settings benefit from weekly psychotherapy sessions by telephone? An Ohio University professor of geriatric medicine/gerontology hopes his new study will answer that question. "Telephone-administered... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Depression Common Among Youth in Rwanda Orphaned by AIDS, Genocide, Survey Finds

Depression is common among teenage and young adult orphans in Rwanda who head households and provide care for younger children, according to a survey conducted by researchers at Tulane University that was published last month in the Archives of... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know the thought of having HIV or knowing you are HIV+ can cause depresstion. I am just wondering if HIV itself causes depression. For example, if a person was infected and had no idea that they are positive, could s/he still have HIV related... Read more »

brother severely depressed and ill

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I just found this site and really need to ask some questions and need support to help my brother. He has had HIV AIDS for 14 years and had been hospitalized 3 times in the past month. He stays in bed l2 to l4 hours a day and is severely depressed.... Read more »

Anxious and Depressed

Posted by Anonymous
Last week I had sex with an HIV+ person and I am going crazy (I am HIV-). I have dropped out of school and quit my job because I cannot function with so much anxiety, fear, and depression. I went to the emergency room as soon as I found out that... Read more »

Sweat, bad attitude for no reason, depressed, swing moods

Posted by BigDay99, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is BigDay, I have partner for 12 years, he doesn't have hiv, I have hiv..
I want to know how can I change my behavioral, since I got hiv infection. But they can't find my virus.. I only have 20% infection.. So can I get curse? Just... Read more »