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Hiv Survivors And Post Traumatic Stress

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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 »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

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

Table of Contents Introduction Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Presentation Diagnosis Management of Survivors of Trauma Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) References Further Reading I. Introduction Exposure to a traumatic... 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 among HIV-positive patients in metropolitan New Orleans,... Read more »
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I survived, but now I have anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder

Hello:Thanks fro your answer to the 16 May question about life expetancy. I needed that. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and HIV the same day--the same phone call--in Dec. 2000. I did 8 mos. of biopsies/tests/chemo/and radiation, and...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Congratulations on surviving. Anxiety and even post-traumatic stress are NOT unusual in cancer survivors. In time, as the years pass, your anxiety level should go down. Each year that you are farther and farther out from your chemotherapy,... Read more »

Post traumatic stress

Hi:I am a 39 year old, professional, well-educated (3 graduate degrees and a doctorate) gay man with an excellent job and a partner of 9 years (with an 8 month hiatus in 1995). In October, 2000, I noticed a fumy swelling in my nexk that was not...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Obviously you have been experiencing the aftermath of two very traumatic events, both your own diagnosis and subsequent treatments as well as the student's death. Either of these events would have shattered your sense of life as normal. But... Read more »

Post traumatic stress syndrome

I keep hearing this term Post traumatic stress syndrome and I was wondering what the symptoms are. i think I have it.I mean I am quite numb. I've lost lots of people. And now lately someone told me that they had cancer. I mean I wasn't...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Post traumatic Stress Syndrome refers to a condition where an individual has flashbacks to an earlier traumatic event and is emotionally incapacitated. You sound like you are experiencing a combination of bereavement overload from having too many... Read more »

post tramatic stress disorder

I have recently been diagnosed with HIV and have compleely become a different people. I feel tired, depressed, shocked, I feel like everything in my life is a mess and I can't grasp a hold of it. Is it possible for that I may be going through...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Being diagnosed with any life threatening illness usually precipitates a psychological or emotional crisis for the individual who finds out this information. There are many reasons for this. First of all most of us live with an illusion of our own... Read more »
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could it be post traumatic stress disorder?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
testing negative at 3months is GREAT for most individuals. most move on and can operate as once before. others cant' and i feel it's a learned behavior that was snapped into during the window period. i'm not a shrink by no means. just deal with... Read more »

HIV/AIDS LONG-TERM SURVIVORS sought for in-depth i

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gay men who have lived consciously aware of their HIV+ status since at least 1986 are sought to provide their personal experiencesemotional, psychological, spiritual, medical, social, legal, &c.for a book to document and preserve the experiences... Read more »

PML Survivors

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow PML survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an email support group for others affected by PML. Therefore I have started a Yahoo Group to facilitate this idea. I... Read more »

PML Survivors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi! My name is Ron and I am living with HIV and PML. Myself and a fellow PML survivor wanted to test the viability and usefulness of an email support group for others affected by PML. Therefore I have started a Yahoo Group to facilitate this idea. I... Read more »