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Hiv Depression Newly Diagnosed

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Damaries Cruz Diagnosed in 1991 "When I was diagnosed I had to find a way to turn this horrible thing, this negative thing, into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat me alive
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Depression post HIV diagnosis

Hello,I'm a 16yo HIV + girl who was diagnosed 6 years ago. I didn't really go through much of a grieving period then, but now, aggravated by pressures of study I'm going through a bit of a rough patch - crying often and generally being irritable...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Frequent crying and irritable mood are symptoms of depression. This is not necessarily a reaction to the HIV+ diagnosis 6 years ago. Depression occurs in about 15% of women at some point Read more »

tips and tricks for dealing with non diagnosed HIV related depression

what can PLWHA do for themselves when they notice they are starting to feel 'blue' treating depression early is important yet the wait to see professional help may take weeks, what are good easy stratagies that can be incoperated into a daily...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...he or she is, then they should be enocuraged to go to the nearest hosptial psychaitric emergency room for treatment. Treating depression requires talk therapy and sometimes even antidepressant medication. Someone waiting to begin therapy can... Read more »

Just been diagnosed with HIV

Was recently tested positive, I am taking coviro and stalanev and cotrimazole as well as AMT. I have a sharp excruciating pain at the back of my right leg and now cant walk. Is this normal, should I seek medication? Can i take pain killers?My CD4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Absolutely nothing about having HIV/AIDS is "normal." It's unfortunate your HIV/AIDS was diagnosed only "recently." Your profoundly depressed CD4 count suggests you've Read more »

schizophrenia and HIV/AIDS diagnosis late stage

we recently found my son who has been missing for 3 years. he has schizophrenia which ia 1 reason why we could not find him. He is 31 and has been in the streets. I got a call from harborview and they had him in because he had collapsed and needed...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration so happy for you that you found your son! Don't despair, there is a lot you can do for him. Many people respond great to HIV medications and have amazing recoveries.Make sure he gets on HIV medications right away. Atripla (Sustiva+Truvada),... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Depression in Patients With HIV Is Under-Diagnosed: A Cross-Sectional Study in Denmark

... According to international studies, 20-37 percent of HIV-positive patients have diagnosable depression; however, this may be an underestimate. In the setting of an outpatient clinic in Denmark, investigators in the current study Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in HIV-Infected People

...depressive episode. If the depressed moods and two or more of the above symptoms persist for at least two years, then the person is diagnosed with a dysthymic disorder (an antiquated term derived from the Greek, meaning diseased mind -- in this... Read more »
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...Angeles, Calif., diagnosed in May 1998 The advice that I would give a person who just found out is to not get stuck in the depression ... ... and don't get stuck in your work because that will allow you not to deal with the situation -- it... Read more »
The Body

Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

... Dealing with an HIV diagnosis on top of all of life's other challenges may seem too daunting a task to face. There's a huge community out there doing it Read more »
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I am scared - newly diagnosed

Posted by NiceGuyNYC, 4 Replies
...negative and still do. I am in the seroconversion phase. My positive test result was found through a very specific test called HIV B DNA. This test was suggested when I was experiencing a high fever, headache, and fatigue. The day after I found... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Living in NYC - Newly Diagnosed.

Posted by DBEARNYC, 7 Replies
...Hello whoever you are. I'm a 47 year old nice guy, diagnosed in April 2007, at the time, I was in a new relationship going back and forth to Chicago every weekend. He does not know his status. Read more »

recently diagnosed 70 year old with depression

Posted by davidgi, 7 Replies
...I was diagnosed pos. I am 70 year old with 4 children and four grandchildren. I got drunk 16 days ago and gave fellatio to a Thai lady boy. Read more »