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Emotional Awareness And Hiv

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...say it's like being on a rollercoaster." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. For most people, the hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. In parts of the world where effective HIV treatment is readily available, HIV is now considered a chronic disease, much like diabetes. But unlike diabetes, there's still a ton of stigma attached to being...
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emotional effects of hiv aids

how is the person infected affected emotionally by this desease and what causes them to be affected in this way?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The emotional effects of HIV vary from person to person. Anxiety, anger, sadness and fear are very common reactions, but some people are very Read more »

sharing cocaine straw w/ hiv +

About a week and a half ago, I shared a rolled up dollar bill and cocaine with a person whom I did not know was hiv+. Ever since I found out, I've been really concerned about my risk of being infected. I've considered taking the PCR antigen test...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...I am not aware of any cases of HIV infection happening through sharing cocaine straws. I have heard of Hepatitis C being spread in this manner. Intranasal cocaine Read more »

Emotional effects of HIV/AIDS

Hi, although I am not suffering from AIDS/HIV, I am currently undertaking my VCE and am in need of some assistance for an assignment, so basically, I'm just wondering what the emotional effects of HIV are on the person unfortunate enough to be...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
There are enough articles and books published on this topic that if you do a thorough literature search you will find more than enough useful information that will answer this question.Michael Shernoff, MSW Read more »

Loss of sexual interest and HIV

Dear Mike , I am a 28 year old woman who was diagnosed with hiv in 1996. I have dated casually since my diagnosis with nothing really serious until four months ago when I met a man that I really care...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...before. Sometimes the antiretrovirals a person is taking makes him or her not feel sexually responsive. But more often it is an emotional reaction that is very complex. There is no simple way to fix this. The two suggestions I have are to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Book Gives Those Affected by HIV/AIDS an Emotional Outlet: Publication Also Raises Awareness

... An anthology published by the Palm Beach County Health Department is helping raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in the black community, one of the groups hit hardest by the disease. Twenty-five contributors created essays, photos, and poems Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...older people are receiving more and more attention as this population grows. In fact, on September 18, 2009, the first National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day was held to recognize the need to: Prevent HIV infection in this age group ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Native American/Alaska Native Traditional Healing follow on a daily basis, whether they are prescribed or not. For More Information Contact the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, Denver, Colorado for more information. Their web site is . Their telephone... Read more »
The Body

Let's Talk About Safer Sex: A Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Primer for Providers

...homebound in Super Bowl XLV land due to the Groundhog Day blizzard, I thought about what I could do for U.S. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb. 7, 2011, in addition to my role as a nurse practitioner providing direct patient care. In... Read more »
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World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Read more »

A friend with AIDS and his uncontrolled anger

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...brain. I don't want to end our friendship over this if it's really the disease doing the ugly stuff. It's very abusive -- emotional manipulation, etc. So I'm at a loss as to how to handle this. Any suggestions? Read more »

Update from Dad

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...has to worry about such things. I very much want him to know that he has my love and empathy because I am acutely aware that emotional wellbeing promotes healing so intellectually as well as emotionally I am onboard, I soon hope his mother (my... Read more »

My sister is HIV+ and has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I was just wondering if anyone had experience with HIV and shingles. She's been fighting the shingles now for about 5 months and they'll just start to go away and then come back again. Read more »