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Hiv-related Ptsd

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I was wondering can HIV make PTSD get worse?...
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
Thanks for writing. PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a serious condition where unresolved feelings related to past trauma are reactivated, causing significant distress. There are many aspects to living with HIV that can ignite such old... Read more »

hiv and PTSD

Hi Robert, First of all, thank you for all the good job, the advices and the support you give us in... Read more »

PTSD and long-term survival - how do we cope?

I'd thought further any danger had ended when AIDS was somewhat brought under control in the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Insidious Effects of Trauma and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often thought about in the setting of war and the military, but there are numerous other high-risk groups and types of traumatic experiences that may precipitate PTSD. In fact, studies suggest 20-40% of... 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 variables among... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Council on Foreign Relations Examines Politics of HIV Donor Support

An expert brief posted on the Council for Foreign Relation's website examines the "messy politics" of HIV donor support. Despite criticism, the author writes, the U.S. government is "by far the biggest supporter of both bilateral and multilateral... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New HIV Treatment Strategy Could Reduce HIV-Related Deaths by 10 Million in 15 Years, UNAIDS Says

UNAIDS on Tuesday outlined a new strategy, called "Treatment 2.0," to simplify the provision of HIV treatment and improve global access to antiretrovirals (ARVs), Reuters reports. The agency says the plan could prevent up to 10 million AIDS-related... Read more »
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Bullying, stress and the effects of stress on health
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My close relative has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have evidence that one of my closest relatives is HIV positive. My relative has not been open about it and lives as if nothing has changed. The only concern is that my relative is still dating but I really doubt if his partners are aware. I... Read more »

live-in relative with HIV/AIDS

Posted by qwerty, 4 Replies
i overheard a conversation from my lil brother concerning he might have hiv/aids; he is under 18 years old but i also heard in the conversation he's been sexually involved with other boys and men. he doesnt know i heard all this and now im... 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 and months....i'm... Read more »