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Does Hiv Cause Mental Health Issues

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Viral loads and mental health issues

I recently had an intake with a psychiatrist who claimed that a high viral load count can cause mental health issues. I mentioned this to my regular dr. and he was not aware of this. Was I being fed a line by the psych so she could just write me...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.I'm not aware of any data that links high HIV viral loads with psychiatric problems. That's not to say that having HIV won't add significant stress, or add to the mental health stress of someone who... Read more »

Specific Treatment Issues for HIV+ Women & Mental Health

I am a graduate student with a concentration in mental health counseling and I would like to know... Read more »

Mental Health Issues and Starting Treatment

HelloI was diagnosed in Nov 2002. My tcells are currently at about 450 with my VL at 58,000 as of... Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

Chronically Depressed Women With HIV Almost Twice as Likely as Others to Die From AIDS-Related Causes; Those With Mental-Health Services Had Half the Death Rate of Those Without

A study of 1,716 HIV-positive women who were given blood tests and interviews twice a year for seven years from 1994 through 2001 found that those who met research criteria for chronic depressive symptoms were 2.2 times as likely to die of... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Mental Health Issues With HIV/AIDS

When individuals are faced with HIV/AIDS, their physical health is not the only issue at hand. Along with the physical illness associated with the virus are mental health conditions. Common psychological disorders associated with HIV/AIDS are... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV News & Views: No Higher Death Risk for Many With HIV; Struggling With HIV Meds; Addressing Mental Health; and More

HIV News & Views, March 21, 2013 - TheBody.com March 21, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription BLOG CENTRAL Jermaine Wright: Breaking the Silence on My... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Devotes Weekly Issue to Mental Health

In light of the Global Mental Health Summit held this week in Athens, Greece, the Lancet devotes its weekly issue to mental health. The issue seeks "to highlight challenges and achievements in the global campaign against mental illness,"... Read more »
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besides obvious mental issue lol,can i go woohoo?

Posted by bios23, 3 Replies
Hey!
After reading the posts here, it has been really reassuring. let me tell you my experience. PLEASE help me by answering me. I promise I will give back to this community with my personal experience with hiv (whichever it turns to) in the future.

H... Read more »

Program Manager, Mental Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Program Manager, Mental Health / Mental Health

Manage the Mental Health Services Program, including the clinical, volunteer, community outreach, education, training components. Provide clinical supervision to unlicensed staff and oversee internship... Read more »

Anxiety and fear/Mental Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know of any other disease that my cause so much anxiety and so much fear in people. They tell us to be educated but as I am reading the articles and information, the more fear and anxiety I get. But it becomes like an addiction, I don't... Read more »

Mental Health and Hiv Anxiety

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
I too was a worried well. but rapid hiv blood test (finger prick) are accurate. as well as rapid salivia test are accurate. at 6 weeks and beyond. i too searched the internet and was blown away of all the false information that scared the shit out... Read more »