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Effect Of Depression On Hiv

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does paroxitine or any anti depressants effect hiv anti body test

Dr Bob ,your humour filled answers are indeed delightfull.I am really scared,i have been on antidepressant paroxitine 20 mg for the last 2 years my question is will this have any effect on hiv anti body test ,i have tested negative 9 months after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation from draining so much blood out that you're becoming anemic! Stop already!!! Antidepressants and paroxitine, do not affect HIV test results, ability to make anti-HIV antibodies, or the duration of the "window period." OK?So Yoooo-hoooo,... Read more »

Atripla & Depression

I have been on Atripla since December. Seems to be working OK, VL < 40, Cd4 count 400. I have been... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is not a sign... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Posted by iNvisible, 7 Replies
...Is depression a symptom of HIV?...I feel like everyday is getting harder and harder...I've become scared of almost everything and almost everyday Read more »


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 »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...NIH-funded Multi-Site Aids Cohort Study - which has followed 2 000 subjects nationwide for the past 25 years - will examine the effects of HIV and Aids and ageing over the next five years. MACS investigators and other researchers say the slow... Read more »


Posted by antibody, 4 Replies
...i'm 35 hiv+. current stats are tcells 750 and 11,000 copies of the virus. i've been monitored for 2 years by a hiv specialist. on androgel Read more »