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Effects Of Stress On Hiv Management

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The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

...reasons: A busy lifestyle Not having disclosed their HIV status to work colleagues, friends, lovers,or family Depression, a leading cause of non-adherence, is more common in HIV+ womenthan HIV+ men Other life stresses, such as childcare or parenting issues Current or past problems with side effects Active substance use or alcoholism In America, women are less likely to have health insurance than men.Without...
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Condom failure - PEP side effects (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Dear DocI am a bisexual male who has always tried to be safe when it comes to sexual partners. However during recent insertive anal sex with a casual male partner (of unknown HIV status), the condom split. I withdrew less than a minute later without...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Concerned,"Symptoms" that begin 30 hours after a potential HIV exposure would not be caused by HIV seroconversions. The symptoms associated with ARS (acute retroviral syndrome) become manifest Read more »

PEP Side Effects

I'm a 35 yo man who I was having receptive anal sex with another man (casual sex) yesterday (10/28/10). Unfortunately the condom broke during intercourse. When I heard the sound the condom was broken, I withdrew immediately, but then I saw he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not a result of the "ARS" I see so many here concerned about. Obviously self-diagnosis is a BIG mistake, as is worrying and stressing but I'd very much appreciate your honest opinion.Many thanksResponse from Dr. FrascinoHi,Your question... Read more »

PEP RELATED SIDE EFFECTS (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST) (HARM REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR MAGNETIC COUPLES, 2009)

Hi Doc,My wife got exposed to me ( Am hiv+ while she's -ve)through a condom break.She was put on combivir and Efavirenz but after 3 days she had serious side effects and our Doc changed her regimen to Combivir only. It's been 7 days since she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I would advise your wife to immediately seek a second opinion form a more competent HIV specialist. Her current symptoms are most likely due to the AZT component of her Combivir. (It's one of the reasons I no longer Read more »

ARS or PEP side-effect?

Hi Doc, Thank God for you and this website! Quite concerned over the following:I'm on PEP (Kaletra and Truvada) after a potential exposure (4 days ago) and noticed yesterday for a time (and again today) that my face is quite warm and I feel...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...evaluate any possible ARS symptoms and arrange for an interpret all post-PEP HIV tests. Having to take a course of PEP is indeed stressful. Having an HIV specialist involved can significantly reduce that stress. I cannot evaluate symptoms or make... Read more »
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Making Decisions About Therapies

...How to Monitor for Side Effects When to Switch Therapy When to Stop? Conclusion Making decisions about treating HIV can sometimes feel overwhelming. Developing a personal plan to help you think about, plan for and make treatment... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...Lifestyle changes can improve depression for some people. These include: Regular exercise Increased exposure to sunlight Stress management Counseling Improved sleep habits Alternative Therapies Some people get good results from massage,... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Disease/Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...muscle mass, strength and endurance. Improve heart and lung endurance. Improve your energy level so you feel less tired. Reduce stress. Enhance your sense of well-being. Help stabilize or prevent declines in CD4 cell counts. See Fact Sheet 124 ... Read more »
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Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates Read more »

26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...and i was in a place where everyone was adults and not adolencent kids. I recently told my friend in middle school that i was HIV positive and told him like this "F YOU if you think i'm gay and it was a total accident at birth." He then started... Read more »

stress management

Posted by daisey6205, 4 Replies
...Stress Management A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "how heavy Read more »