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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel.
Ask the Experts

Why do I have so many symptoms and side effects?

I was diagnosed with AIDS in April 2005. My viral load was 88,000 and my cd count was 24. I had PCP pneumonia. My best guess is that I contracted HIV in 2000. Since my 2-week stay in the hospital in 2005, I have been disabled, with a variety of...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...as for parasites in the bowels. Third, could it be that you are depressed? I have often been fooled by people with multiple physical symptoms that have quickly improved when antidepressants were used. At this stage, if I were you, I would keep... Read more »

psychosomatic symptoms

I feel that I can develope the symptoms of a disease, like HIV. Do doctors believe in Somatization?I got cold and then I start reading the symptoms of ARS. Now there is no possible symptom of ARS that I have not developed. But all the symptoms...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...If you believe that your symptoms are psychosomatic (the process of psychological conflict causing physical symptoms), an appropriate treatment would be professional mental health counseling. This could include psychotherapy, psychiatric... Read more »

TO THOSE TOO WORRY ABOUT HIV

Dear Ryan,I hope that you'll publish my messages to those HIV concerns out there. The following is a true story of my life. I have a brush with HIV concerns and it almost killed me. Now, I look and feel toward those with HIV and AIDS from a total...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Thanks for your words and honesty.Just a note: I think it is informative and helpful to post people's personal accounts as well as questions and concerns, but by no means does this mean I endorse all of the specific viewpoints stated by individuals.... Read more »

Accepting neg results

Hi BobI hope this note finds you well - my heart goes out to you but your torch is shinning bright and you are an inspiration to us all. I would like to ask a couple of questions about physical manifestations of stress and OCD. I have suffered...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...important for the readers of this site, who have genuine fears and anxieties in relation to a genuine exposure, experiencing physical symptoms, to find the right expert to counsel them." I should also add, all fears are "genuine" and everyone... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mental Health Needs of HIV Sufferers Up as Medications Help Physical Symptoms

...develop a working knowledge of how to treat HIV patients. He says psychiatric residency training should include some exposure to HIV/AIDS issues -- often not the case outside large Canadian centers. People with HIV have a higher incidence of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...turkey." That is, they just stop smoking. Other people need some kind of support. This can be from medications that manage the physical symptoms of withdrawal. It might also be therapies that deal with the psychological addiction to smoking.... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... 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 »
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is this possible?

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...can somebody who's hiv negative that has hiv anxiety show hiv symptoms? (like night sweats or dry mouth) Read more »

My GF is HIV +, now me?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...I am going to make this as short as possible. I fell in love with a girl and she told me she was HIV +, I didnt mind, my love to her was unconditional!! We decided to take it bit by bit, so we said we will not have sex right away. Read more »

Test results to HIV and HCV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...brachial vein with 0.1 ml of blood that he had obtained, using the same insulin syringe, from a drug addict seropositive for HIV and HCV. Thirteen days after the injection, the man had a temperature of 40 degrees C, sweating, and erythematous... Read more »

This might be of some help to the worried wells

Posted by Anonymous
... This will help with a lot of your guilt issues. Guilt is actually the number one reason for stress. And stress can cause physical symptoms. It's all psychosemtatic folks! Protection: ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS AND AGAIN, ALWAYS, USE A CONDOM! ... Read more »