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How Do People With Hiv Feel Around Others

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AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

...skip or reduce doses,talk to your health care provider about changing drugs! Which Side Effects Are the Most Common? When you start antiretroviral therapy (ART), you may get headaches, hypertension, or a general sense of feeling ill. These usually improve and disappear over time. Fatigue ( Fact Sheet 551 ):People with HIV often feel tired at least part of the time. It'simportant to find the cause of fatigue and deal with it. Anemia (...
Ask the Experts

Feeling down

Hi Dr. Horwarth. I'm a 22yo male from Argentina, who is currently feeling very depressed about his current situation.I'm a regular guy, just turned 22, my life's OK, but I just can't get this out of my head. I got infected with HIV about a year ago,...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...well-trained mental health professional, like a psychiatrist or psychologist, preferably one with experience in the field of HIV. You will find that talking about your feelings will help a lot. The doctor should also be able to perform an... Read more »

emotional effects of hiv aids

how is the person infected affected emotionally by this desease and what causes them to be affected in this way?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Anxiety, anger, sadness and fear are very common reactions, but some people are very adaptive and find ways to cope with these feelings. In many ways, the adjustment to HIV infection is similar to that for other serious, chronic or... Read more »

emotions and decision to apply for disability insurance

My friend is considering applying for disability insurance. He is afraid that life after disability will not be worth living. He has a lot of fear of applying for disabiilty. Could you please point me in the direction of information about the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...a downside. When not working or doing something productive, some people start to feel like they don't have value or develop feelings of helplessness and depression. This is not inevitable, but it does happen to some. Read more »

sorrow and joy

Hi doctor. I'm a member of a support group that dicusses spirituality subjects. We were wondering if it is true of all people living with HIV to have the experiances of sorrow and then joy. Also is it true that these feelings are part of a cycle of...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...no single pattern of emotions that applies to all those with HIV. People with HIV, like others, are individuals with unique feelings. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Yoga as Physical, Emotional Therapy for People Living With HIV/AIDS, Other Chronic Diseases

... The New York Times on Thursday examined how people with chronic diseases -- including HIV/AIDS, cancer, osteoporosis and Crohn's disease -- increasingly are choosing yoga classes to help reduce discomfort caused by Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

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

...show up for months and even years in some individuals. Symptoms of HIV also overlap the symptoms of other illness. If a person feels they are at risk for contracting HIV or have been exposed to the virus the only way to be 100% sure is to be... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

... Table of Contents Normal Feelings Get Help and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Know if I'm Depressed? Symptoms of depression include: Changes in appetite or weight Aches or pains for no clear reason Feelings of sadness, guilt, and/or low self-worth Irritability Lack of interest or pleasure in activities Low sex... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV+ and feeling like my world is caving in...HELP

Posted by mepos_himneg, 3 Replies
...I'm new here and I'm a hiv + women that is in a relationship with a hiv - man. We've been together for several years however I just found out that I was Read more »

VIRUS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Do people with HIV always feel run down, is HIV like other viruses that cause one to feel unhealthy? I would think that while one has a virus and no antibodies Read more »

What do Swollen lymph Nodes feel Like??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What do Swollen lymph Nodes Feel Like??, Can people with Hiv always feel them or do they just come around during ars and then go down?, I think I feel something under my jaw on my left side., Read more »

The feelings inside

Posted by Teatree, 5 Replies
...great. I'm still productive and valuable at work, trying to be the best friend, brother and son I can be... yet... the only feeling I can't seem to get over is the feeling of worthlessness. Mostly in an intimate sense. Where does one start to... Read more »