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How Do People Living With Hiv Deal With Stress

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Dear Dr. Fascino: I've never seen this ? before but is there any advice on the day-to-day dealing w/magnetic couple issues? (i.e. my fiance' is 15 yrs w/HIV. Still undetectable viral load). Each and every day I don't know if I can deal with this....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation wich has me concerned.i get tested every 4 to 6 months, and had just been tested a week before..i am not going to get all stressed out about it,i know nothing is ever 100% safe,and it can only make things harder. but, the fact that i was... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...common-sense things to do include not smoking, using alcohol only in moderation, getting adequate rest/sleep and reducing excessive stress. It's amazing how many folks (HIVers or neggies) do not pay adequate attention to the requirements of daily... 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 post...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...allow it to take over your life.All of the things you describe experiencing are normal. How you deal with this emotional distress right now will create the foundation for how you manage all of the numerous emotional, psychological and physical... Read more »

Symptoms of Stress and Symptoms of HIV/AIDS

Can stress cause thrush and/or other symptoms of HIV infection?Thanks.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question.Emotional stress (due to anxiety, depression, and many other causes), can itself cause many symptoms that are very similar to those of HIV/AIDS, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV quitting smoking by: altering the routines that encourage them to smoke getting support to reduce outside factors like stress that encourage them to smoke participating in motivational groups Some people have good success with alternative... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...skills." reducing or stopping smoking, drinking alcohol and using street drugs finding healthy ways to deal with stress putting together a support network If you are pregnant and drinking alcohol or using drugs, cutting down or... Read more »
Women Alive

Living Longer and Healthier with HIV: Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Advice Human rights violations must be addressed, and underdevelopedcountries need our help. Be an activist: This helps to get stress and anger out, and channel it ina helpful way. And never/ be afraid to cry. Manage your own health: Insist on... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...Problems, however, can be addressed in AIDS education programs. In the earlier years of the AIDS epidemic education programs stressed that AIDS could not be spread by being in contact with someone who has sneezed or by using the same drinking... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...them to my family or friends to make em feel bad. Instead if listing them here would help at all, just with the hope that one person get spared from infection or the life long/ years long mental strain of being clearly sick, thinking its hiv and... Read more »

He/she is love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies If so, then that should answer your question whether to stay with them or not. In my boyfriends case, there's enough stress over his illness and being rejected. Don't make anyone experience the rejection they have feared. Do them a... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Maybe it is not HIV

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
...and looking for help. I have noticed that allot of these people really relate to the problems you are all going through. I personally believe that there is some kind of NEW VIRUS that is yet to be identified. I have gone through what I believe... Read more »