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HIV and Psychosis

I have a good friend who has been HIV+ for 12 or more years and refuses to get treatment. he has always had mood swings and been suspicious of others but has lately become very delusional and paranoid. He does not seem to have dementia in the sense...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Psychosis is one manifestation of HIV-associated dementia. It tends to be more common in people who have a history of prior psychiatric disorder or drug abuse (especially amphetamines and other stimulants). Psychosis is sometimes also a sign of... Read more »

HIV, psychosis, and health insurance

I have an acquaintance who has been HIV+ for 6 years without receiving treatment because he... Read more »

bipolar with psychosis and HIV

Im bi-polar with psychosis and just told that Im poz. Ive had no insurance for over a year and... Read more »
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U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Patients receiving palliative care for HIV disease have the potential for numerous drug interactions, given the complex drug regimens used to treat both early as well as advancing HIV disease. It is estimated that at any point, up to... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Constitutional symptoms, reported by more than 50% of people with advanced HIV disease, often significantly compromise both physical functioning and quality of life. 1-3 The most common constitutional symptoms include weight loss,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long-Term Neuropsychiatric Disorders on Efavirenz-Based Approaches

Following the commercialization of efavirenz as an antiretroviral for HIV treatment, its use was associated with the onset of neuropsychiatric disturbances. While most such problems are typically mild and generally disappear within a few weeks,... Read more »
TheBody.com

Why Jake Discloses His HIV Status, Over and Over Again

Jake Ketchum got his HIV diagnosis in 1998 at a routine check-up right before the birth of his daughter -- and it was a big surprise. His then fiancĂ©e, Becky, was there to support him, and he claims to this day that his daughter saved his life... Read more »
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Aids and Schcizophrenia.

Posted by hub44, 2 Replies
Anyone have any information about the corrolation between aids and medically induced Schizophrenia/psychosis. I have began a series of meds in July that seems to have cause psychosis. hallucinations, paranoia, dillusions.. If someone is pre-disposed... Read more »

Another question on HIV infection

Posted by panic05, 3 Replies
Thank you all for your kind help on my previous question. However, my pregnancy does bring me in such a paranoid state that I always worry about everything might infect my baby. Here's another question that I need you guys' help.

To testify if the... Read more »

HIV Dating, HIV Community, HIV Positive Dating, Meet people with HIV, HIV chatting room

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More and more HIV dating site are created and I recommend HIVromances.com since it own about 730,000 users now. Most of them are verified. It is totally anonymous and free to join Read more »

HIV Dating, HIV Community, HIV Positive Dating, Meet people with HIV, HIV chatting room

Posted by Hneedlove
More and more HIV dating sites are created and I recommend PositiveSingles.com since it own about 730,000 users now. Most of them are verified. It is totally anonymous and free to join.

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