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Hiv Symptoms And Mood Swings

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Mood swings and HIV

I just wanted to ask if mood swings and irritability are side effects of ARVs. My female relative is on Tenolam and nevirapine (don't know the dosages). Recently other family members have complained about her moods swing. She gets irritable...
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
Tenolam contains tenofovir (Viread) and lamivudine (Epivir). The irritability you describe can be a symptom of depression, which is a known side effect of tenofovir (along with anxiety). Living with HIV can, of course, be extremely stressful and... Read more »

Mood Swings and personality change

Dear Dr. Horvath,I have been on HIV medication now for 9 days. My regimen consists of Reyataz 2 x... Read more »

horrible mood swings are ruining my life

dear micheal, i have been hiv+ for over 9 years now, and just last september, my doctor put me on... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Depression and Distress in Older HIV+ Adults

Little is known about the effects of aging on mood and cognitive abilities on people with HIV/AIDS. There is some basis for concern that older HIV+ people may have elevated rates of distress and disorder. Older people in general have fewer sources... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Nationwide Survey Shows 80% of HIV-Positive Patients Report Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Chicago, Ill. -- Key findings of a national physician and patient survey conducted by the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) demonstrate a strong link between HIV infection and the mental health of patients diagnosed with... Read more »
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Action Alert: Easy Steps to Impact U.S. HIV/AIDS Policy!

It's so much easier to contact your elected representatives than it used to be ... It's a busy end-of-summer for federal AIDS policy, and there are lots of opportunities to swing things in the right direction. Check out these three simple and... Read more »
TheBody.com

How to Manage the Most Common Side Effects of Your First HIV Antiretroviral Regimen

Table of Contents Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A. Ben Young, M.D. Introduction Anxiety and Mood Changes Brain Matters: Strange Dreams; Trouble Sleeping or Concentrating Diarrhea Fatigue (Feeling Tired, Even When... Read more »
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Sweat, bad attitude for no reason, depressed, swing moods

Posted by BigDay99, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is BigDay, I have partner for 12 years, he doesn't have hiv, I have hiv..
I want to know how can I change my behavioral, since I got hiv infection. But they can't find my virus.. I only have 20% infection.. So can I get curse? Just... Read more »

initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

Symptoms Symptoms Symptoms!!!

Posted by plantation84, 1 Reply
Hey Everyone,

Ok where to start... I stood on a needle on holiday 2 months and 13 days ago. I went to the doctors in the country I am currently working in. (which also jails you and takes ur visa if you contract hiv or hep) They told me not to worry... Read more »

(Psychosomatic) symptoms

Posted by BigMistake, 3 Replies
Hi you all.

You guys are doing a tremendous thing by encouraging people who had exposures and are now scared/depressed/freaked out. I read all the stories and responses since the 1st of August (date of my incident).

But it is just amazing how we... Read more »