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Hiv Positive Men Sleeping With Women

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...clear reason Feelings of sadness, guilt, and/or low self-worth Irritability Lack of interest or pleasure in activities Low sex drive Thoughts of self-harm or suicide Difficulty making decisions or concentrating Changes in sleep patterns Fatigue or loss of energy Some of the early signs of depression can be similar to those of HIV, making depression harder to diagnose. Depression can also be confused with sadness. But compared to...
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On Rohypnal but still cant sleep.

I am a 19YO white woman.I am on Truvada and efavirenz and have been for a little over a year. When i started i was taking Truvada in th AM and the efavirenz in the PM. As i couldnt sleep the dr said to take them together in the AM. I still have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Some patients have persistent difficult to manage sleep problems from efavirenz. I would discuss with your HIV doc whether a switch to nevirapine or a protease inhibitor is an option for you depending on which meds are available. KH Read more »

HAART & Gingko Biloba?

Are there ANY alternative therapies for clinical depression/anxiety that will not interfere with the HAART-medications I am taking, specifically Kaletra & Truvada?
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
...symptoms of depression, however, including regular exercise, managing levels of stress, getting plenty of sunlight, practicing good sleeping habits, and counseling. Read more »

sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV is not spread by casual contact. Period. And this fact applies even if that casual contact includes sleeping in the same bed, Read more »

sleeping too much

I am a 59 years old woman from Africa just diagonsed with HIV and cd4 134. Three weeks ago was put on med ( epifivrafine and Lumidavine). I feel so tired and sleepy almost sleeping all day. I also have some pain on my right leg. Will this go away?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am not familiar with those particular medications or spelling. If you are taking efavirenz (often called Strocrine) then sleep problems for the first 4-6 weeks are very common and perhaps more so in African or African American women due to... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is not a sign... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...support women with HIV to have babies. While this may be true, know that you have the right to have a child just like any other woman. Some doctors are not experienced with HIV and pregnancy, but you can help them find information about having... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

... HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult Read more »
The Body

Women and HIV in the U.S.: A Focus on A&PI Women

...about the descriptor "high-risk heterosexual contact" is that it can create the assumption that HIV-positive women choose to sleep around, have multiple partners, are prostitutes, and use drugs. For many women, this is not the case -- it is a... Read more »
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A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
...While still struggling to come to terms with my HIV+ status, I received an e-mail from a woman I didnt know, informing me that the man who had infected me was a talented conman Read more »

How many sleeping pills...?

Posted by SA_Intellect, 6 Replies
... Where is the light at the end of this tunnel? With that said, I'm 5'11 and 185 pounds. Does anyone know roughly how many sleeping pills I would have to ingest to take myself out the first time. I know I saw a box of 100 at WalMart. Is that... Read more »

Positive from a female

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can anyone here post a story of a man (hetro)getting the HIV bug from a woman? I have never heard of a man getting the Bug from a woman> We do not count magic Johnson. Read more »

Hetersexual Women who ar +

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How do many heterosexual woman contract HIV? I have scoiured the sites here and at the CDC and I have come upo with the following: UNPROTECTED SEX either Read more »