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Hiv-related Ptsd

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Night Sweats not concerning my specialist enough?

Hi there, I'm a 21 year old english man living in France. I was diagnosed with HIV in february 2008. Since my diagnosis my CD4 has fluctuated around 550-650, and my viral load started at 500, went up to 20 000 and is now down to 10 000 (im not on...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...nonspecific symptom that can occur with a variety of infections, malignancies, and mental health issues like panic attacks or post-traumatic stress disorder. Given that your CD4 count is 550, it is extremely unlikely that this would be related to... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively... Read more »

CNS penetration of Atripla/Ziagen/Isentress

AIDS patients need CNS penetrating anti-vral drugs, right Dr.? In order to bettter fight dementia,... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...1998;66:507-512. Further Reading American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. Bethesda, MD. Available at: . Bisson JI. Post Traumatic stress disorder. BMJ 2007;334:789-793. Cohen MA, Gorman JM, eds. Comprehensive Textbook... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stressful or Traumatic Life Events, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms and HIV Sexual Risk Taking Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

... The researchers designed the current study to assess "the presence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in response to stressful or traumatic life events and their impact on HIV risk behaviors and associated psychosocial Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effect of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on HIV Disease Progression Following Hurricane Katrina

... After any disaster, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological outcome. The researchers designed the current study to examine the effects of PTSD on disease progression Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Men, Meth and Sex

...Depression and Sexual Risk Taking Holmes and colleagues from Philadelphia explored the factors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression on sexual risk taking in a randomly selected telephone survey of... Read more »
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could it be post traumatic stress disorder?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of a sudden relgion came into your life. you never considered yourself a bad person, but you always had the sterotype that hiv meant you were. so your weak one nite or a couple weeks and have unprotected sex and the next day realize that you... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or ME) New! Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Psychiatric injury | Reactive depression | The mental health trap Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) | Suicide Further reading | Links Stress "There's only one way of dealing... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is well past the timing for ARS, is there any way this could be related to HIV infection? Even if I was experiencing late ARS, has anyone ever heard of this as a symptom? Cheers. Read more »