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Depression and HIV

Treatment for Depression Depression can be treated with lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, and/or with medications. Many medications and therapies for depression can interfere with your HIV treatment. Your health care provider can help you select the therapy or combination of therapies most appropriate for you. Do not try to self-medicate with alcohol or illegal drugs as these can increase depression and create additional problems. ...
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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
Hi,Celexa, booze, lorazepam and tranquilizers???? WOW! Nealy? Nealy O'Hara 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,... Read more »

Dr. Mcgovern, will a combination of depressant(alcohol) and anti depressant(citalopram) for two years, will these affect the HIV or Hepatis B or Hep C test result.

Dear Dr. Mcgovern,i had a exposure, and due to the stress, i was on antidepressant(citalopram 20 mg everyday) and i was also drinking alcohol everyday in the same period, because of the stress again. In the morning i used to take citalopram 20 mg...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No the blood tests are very accurate. I would not worry about a false negative due to these issues. I am concerned about your alcohol intake and hope that you have restricted this since alcohol (including beer) can cause significant liver disease.... Read more »

Fatigue -- depressed about being depressed

Hey Dr. Bob,OK I've done everything you suggested and although somewhat improved, I'm still feeling wiped out. I guess I'm willing to accept the fact I am clinically depressed. Three shrinks have said so but i was reluctant to believe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Blue Man,Yes, indeed, "HIV sucks!" We both agree on that! And yes, fatigue can indeed have a significant psychological component. As for Mr. Happy becoming very sad on antidepressants, here's the scoop. As you mention, if you are... Read more »

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, and people with substance abuse have a higher risk of... Read more »
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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 »

Need advice about my HIV+ partner's depression

Posted by wjrmmjr, 4 Replies
My boyfriend is HIV+ and just tried to commit suicide by overdosing..he has been drinking and drugging. He is very depressed about his illness. I am very angry that he won't admit to his addiction and get help..but he says if I leave him he will... 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 »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello. I have known of my positive status for two years now. I was put on Epivir, Viread, and Sustiva in February of 2004. My labs are good, and I feel great, as my viral load is almost undetectable. This summer I have had some problems with... Read more »