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Hiv And Depression

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Do I have HIV? Depressed for a year with worry, Please Help!

Hi Dr. BobI have been reading your posts daily since the last year. You are very informative and I appreciate all the knowledge you have giving me in regards to HIV.DR. I think I may be going crazy and I need your help.I have read that HIV will not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...would suggest you seek psychotherapy (counseling) to help you confront and conquer your irrational fears and also to treat your depression.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV & depression

Can depression be considered a symptom of HIV? I know that medications such as Sustiva can cause... Read more »

HIV Depression

I turned HIV postive at age 50. I am now 57 and depression keeps increasing - - - even though I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Analyses of Nursing Home Residents With HIV and Depression Using the Minimum Data Set

...researchers analyzed 5,114 MDS admission assessments from June 23, 1998 through Jan. 17, 2000 for residents with HIV. Residents with HIV and depression were significantly more likely to be older, female and white than other residents with HIV.... Read more »
Project Inform

Women, HIV, and Depression

... Having "The Blues" for a day or two is some-thing we all feel occasionally. Depression is different. Depression can last weeks or months, or even years. It can change your body chemistry and, left untreated, can Read more »
Women Alive

Women, HIV, and Depression

...treating depression. If you live in an urban area check for therapists who specialize in working with people with HIV, your local AIDS Service Organization may be able to help you. If you have to work with a therapist who is not HIV savvy,... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Depression Is More Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV and depression

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Been asymptomatic for over 20 years , and living with fear as to when will I finally get sick. Defense mechanism of not disclosing has turned to a life of very limited amount of friends which has resulted in lonliness. I find myself crying for no... Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat, diarrhea, abnormal abdominal problems, night... Read more »

Sexual Assualt, HIV testing, depression.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...overwhelm me with medical jargon, or give me the lecture's etc, etc). Here's the rub; I've since been treated with clincical depression, severs stress anxiety, etc, etc. As a result my blood pressure has gone through the roof - had some more... Read more »

Need advice about my HIV+ partner's depression

Posted by wjrmmjr, 4 Replies
...My boyfriend is HIV+ and just tried to commit suicide by overdosing..he has been drinking and drugging. He is very depressed about his illness. Read more »