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Hiv And Mania

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Does hiv cause mania/hypomania?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...There are cases of new onset mania reported in people with HIV infection. In some cases the mania may be caused by medications, such as corticosteroids, which are Read more »

waiting for results...going crazy..wanna have baby

Hey DoctorYou must feel like a rock star since you have so many fans! Ok, enough with the... Read more »


I am a 41 yr old male with HIV and toxoplasmosis. I recently had a severe single manic episode. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Risk Behavior Among Patients With Co-occurring Bipolar and Substance Use Disorders: Associations With Mania and Drug Abuse

...percent), multiple partners (39 percent), sex with prostitutes (24 percent, men only), and sex trading (10 percent). Recent manic episode, lower psychiatric severity, and greater drug severity were independent predictors of total HIV risk in a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ocd and anxiety disorder and really want to move on with my life. I spend at least 2 hours aday on this computer looking up hiv info. This board has been a great comfort, realizing that I am not alone in this. The fear can ruin your life. I have... 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 »

Coping with time...

Posted by April89, 2 Replies
...I recently found out that someone I love is HIV+ and his CD4 count is very low. Surely this question or concern has been posted before, but I'm essentially posting for support. Read more »

question about testing and the CDC

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and will also show up within weeks of being infected, now what the heck is going on there. I think this is contrubuting to my mania over this stuff. Does anyone really know or are we all screwed?. Read more »