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Depression and HIV

Treatment for Depression Depression can be treated with lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, and/or with medications. Many medications and therapies for depression can interfere with your HIV treatment. Your health care provider can help you select the therapy or combination of therapies most appropriate for you. Do not try to self-medicate with alcohol or illegal drugs as these can increase depression and create additional problems. ...
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Daily Contact with HIV

If you shake hands with an HIV infected person (sweat is present in their hands, then (after 10 minutes or so)touch your eyes or an open wound in your body, what are the chances of getting infected?Thanks for having an informative website....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The chances are exactly zero! Yep, that's correct zero, zip, zilch! Got it? Good!Oh, and before you ask, the same applies to mosquitoes, public toilets and doorknobs. Dr. Bob... Read more »

Daily anxiety - with Xanax

Dear David, Three years ago I was diagnosed HIV positive. Soon after I began the treatment with Kivexa and Kaletra. At the moment my health is excellent. My only problem, which occurs on a regular basis (almost daily) is a strong anxiety spurt,...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
About 25% of people living with HIV experience at least one episode of anxiety in a 12-month period, so this can be a significant problem. Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin) are effective in the short term for reducing symptoms of... Read more »

Takin only one combivir tablet daily

On 28 September 2010, I had unprotected sex with a sexworker. My penis was in her Vagina for less than a minute. The HIV status of the lady is unknown.After visiting the Doctor, I was prescribed 1 tablet of combvir daily for 28 days. Is this okay?I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,No, it's not ok. The standard dose of Combivir (AZT+3TC) is 1 tablet twice daily, whether it be for PEP or standard treatment of HIV.I'd recommend taking the Combivir twice daily, go back to the pharmacy or doctor to insist on the... Read more »

My sons hands/feet fall asleep many times daily.

My eleven yr old son's hands/feet fall asleep many times daily. He can be just sitting there for just a minute and it will happen. Or if he lays his head on his arms on his desk his hands fall asleep after maybe a minute or two past. Is this a...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
I am assuming your son is on anti HIV therapy (this is a forum on HIV treatment). You don't mention his drug regimen or his CD4 count, which would help.Numbness and tingling can be a sign of neuropathy, which can be caused by the HIV itself or... Read more »
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HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

HIV SYMPTOMS???

Posted by nomanalone, 1 Reply
I had 2 unprotected sexual encounters in January and February. I never experienced any ARS symptoms, but since the end of February, have been having headaches daily. Also I have had pain in my ears and neck. It feels as though my lymph nodes are... Read more »

HIV negatives with chronic symptoms-how are you doing?

Posted by Sherezade, 2 Replies
Hi all,

I wanted to know how you guys HIV negatives with chronic symptoms are doing. For my part, I'm getting better (very slowly) but finally improving with Cymbalta 60 mg once daily. Still I have some symptoms but at least I could go and make a... Read more »

I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
I am submitting this post because i know that there are many ppl out there who are worried they have hiv because they have started showing some symptoms of it and are afraid to go and get checked. This is the story of my life and about the 2 years i... Read more »