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Hiv Survivors And Post Traumatic Stress

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...(blood clot) Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung) Aneurysm High blood pressure Gallbladder disease Thyroid problems Liver disease Migraine headaches Weight gain Worsening of existing depression Increased sensitivity to stress Melasma (skin darkening) Lipid abnormalities Nausea, vomiting Diabetes mellitus Presence of estrogen-dependent cancers History of thromboembolism (blood clot that can move in the blood stream and block blood...
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Cognitive Issues for 16yr HIV survivor

I'M WORRIED THAT THE HIV HAS TAKEN CONTROL OVER SOME OF MY COGNITIVE AREAS. LAST 12 MONTHS, I HAVE EXPERIENCED SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS...NAMES AND FACES, I DON'T SEEM TO HAVE ANY ENERGY AND SEEM TO LOOSE WORD FINDING. IS THERE ANY THING THAT I CAN...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...In a study, about half of us long term survivors had some sort of mild to moderate cognitive loss. However, what you are describing sounds a lot more severe to me. I would Read more »

HIV Long Time Survivor

Ive been HIV+ for 25 years. My Cd4 count is around 500 and my Viral Load undetectable. I very often get sick (bad colds, flu, tonsiltis, bronchitis, herpes zoster,sleeping problems, lipodistrophy, fatigue, and I cant gain weight. I'm 5'9''and I...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...have a full life. Some studies show that people with long term virus control may have a life expectancy that approaches that of HIV negatives, but we are still lagging by about 10 years behind them.A 20-year-old HIV-positive person starting... Read more »

Rape Survivor - Hi Dr, Bob! It's me again!

I've read a previous question from another one of your doctors on thebody.com. She mentioned that a HIV NEGATIVE test at 13 weeks is not conclusive until 6 months?I am now worried again! I am the one who posted previous about my situation. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antibody test taken at weeks 6-8 is nearly 100% accurate. Why does he say that?? Do you agree with him?? I've seen in several posts answered by him, how in low-to-non-risk situation people is sent home free with a 6-8 negative test. i know what... Read more »

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 Read more »
Articles
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 Read more »
Project Inform

Making Decisions About Therapies

...types of side effects are associated with the therapies and the body adjusting to the medication and how much they are due to stress and anxiety associated with being on therapy. Not everyone experiences these effects. Some therapies have... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Down Low vs. the Lockdown

...the worst) Sexual dysfunction Substance abuse Rape Trauma Syndrome and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Men who are sexually assaulted or coerced by another man or group of men may also... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...HIV-Positive People Share Their Wisdom Ten Things You Can Do to Enhance Your Emotional Well-Being Ten Things You Can Do to Reduce Stress Dating and Disclosing When You're HIV Positive Connect With Others at TheBody.com's Bulletin... Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...and i was in a place where everyone was adults and not adolencent kids. I recently told my friend in middle school that i was HIV positive and told him like this "F YOU if you think i'm gay and it was a total accident at birth." He then started... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...data that compare the incidence, age of onset and cause of ageing-related diseases in the general population with long-term survivors of HIV. However, experts say they do not see HIV-negative people in their mid-50s with hip replacements... Read more »

Found Out Yesterday

Posted by newpoz08, 6 Replies
...encounters. Statistically, they all seemed unlikely. But, who knew? Now it's done. I lead a pretty healthy life. I need to work on stress reduction. It's been very high for some time and I'm a bit apprehensive about its effects over the last... Read more »

Good News... PCR/CD4/CD8 results!!

Posted by uglyduck, 4 Replies
...have a ton of symptoms, symptoms = do not equal disease... I had like 20 something symptoms.. and I can say that is was due to stress... I just cant believe it... SAYONARA!! Read more »