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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 Read more »

HIV and Mental health

what is the link between HIV and Mental health 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 »
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 Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...problems (changes in thinking or memory), liver disease, kidney disease, metabolic and body shape abnormalities, diabetes, and mental health issues, including depression. Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV-Positive Aging... Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

...won't work, say the medications arefor another health problem or that they are vitamins. If you suspect substance use or mental health issues are preventing youfrom taking your medications correctly, talk to your health care provider orcase... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
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Need help to understand this.

Posted by midwest4u, 4 Replies
...people who have tested way outside thier window. The test has always come back negitive and they still insist the they have HIV. Some just keep testing and testing. Do they hope that they do have HIV? Most of us dream of hearing the words your... Read more »

Testing for HIV....yes or no?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My exposure is as follows: I received unprotected oral sex from a partner of unknown status. I read a response from Ryan Kull today that said transmission is possible if blood was in the mouth of the person doing the sucking. I am almost 100%... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...everyone who is always worring about hiv and get testes 1-2-3-4-5- times or how ever many. You may have a mental health issue and you can get many symotpms from it. I Read more »

Recently HIV+

Posted by Foster, 5 Replies
...mistake and have to live with HIV and fight it with everything I can, while being scared at the same time. I am working on the mental health issues ASAP. I am thankful that I do not have any alcohol or drug problems. Read more »