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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...people try to "self-medicate" by using drugs or alcohol to make their problems go away. If you feel that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies show that there is a connection between depression and HIV care, treatment, and disease progression....
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HIV & depression

Can depression be considered a symptom of HIV? I know that medications such as Sustiva can cause depression but what about the disease itself?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The prevalence of depression is higher among people with HIV/AIDS than in the general population. There are many reasons for this. One is that depression and substance abuse often occur together, Read more »

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 »

HIV/AIDS Wellness and Practical Strategies for Managing Mental Health and Depression in the Workplace

I have put together this conference here in South Africa. I want to know what sort of topics will benefit delegates. Workplace programs on this subject are almost non existant here. Many people have shown great interest to attend this, but I don't...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...There are several important topics for a workplace conference like this. It should include topics such as 1)HIV prevention, 2) general education about HIV (how it is and is not transmitted, how does HIV testing work, what is the course of Read more »

will a combination of a depressant and an anti depressant and Lorazepam, affect the HIV 1or HIV2 or HSV 2 or Hep B or HepC result?

Dear Dr. Bob, I was taking celexa for like two years and i used to drink a lot(every day)due to the stress over an exposure, during the same period. I used to take celexa for my depression and still be drinking alcohol,one more thing is that four...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from Valley of the Dolls, is that you again??? Relax, dearie, none of your "pick-me-ups" or "calm-me-downs" will affect your HIV or hepatitis tests, OK? In case this isn't Nealy, I suggest that you, whoever you are, Netflix a copy of Valley of... Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...attacks . They happen to plenty of people. Don't be afraid to talk to a counselor, a psychologist or a psychiatrist for help. Depression is common -- and it's treatable . Be aware of the symptoms -- and the steps you can take to emerge into a... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...interactions. Antifungal drugs Antibiotics Antacids Drugs that prevent convulsions Drugs to treat depression Antihistamines Drugs to control heart rhythm Opium-based pain killers Drugs that increase... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

depression

Posted by dElle, 6 Replies
...get some feedback on anyone who is taking antidepressants. I have been + for over 3 years and am taking Epzicom and Sustiva. HIV has not taken over my life and I am fairly well adjusted (numbers are great too). As of late I feel like the... 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 »