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How Does Hiv Feel

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Update: 20 months HIV+ and feeling better

I enjoy this website, especially the Q&A section - it's professional and well done. After reading so many questions about living with HIV, including anxiety/depression, I just wanted to share some good news for a change about being...
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
Thank you so much for writing! You are a powerful example of hope. As a clinical hypnotherapist, I have seen the dramatic changes that can occur with this technique for both trauma and anxiety. Your words remind us that although it may seem... Read more »

Does HIV drugs make me feel better

Hi doctor, I have a very simple question. I am HIV- but my immune system is very weak. I get ill... Read more »

HIV Positive and Feeling Sad

Dear Dr. Horwath,I was diagnosed HIV positive four years ago. While initially distressed, I have... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Mature Woman with HIV Feels Shunned by Her Own Community

Permit this old lady an opportunity to step up on her journalist soapbox and speak out in recognition of the overlooked women in the HIV/AIDS epidemic: the silent older women, who, as a group, were given conspicuous short shrift at October's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

People Living With HIV in Egypt Feel Health Care Sector Is Source of Stigma, Report Says

According to a 2011 report (.pdf) on HIV-related stigma in Egypt from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, "the health care sector was consistently identified by people living with HIV as a major source of stigma and discrimination,"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ralph Fiennes Visits India HIV Patients and Feels Moved by Their Strength

Film star Ralph Fiennes has been traveling to villages in western India this week in his role as a UNICEF ambassador. After meeting a group of people whose families had disowned them after learning they were HIV-positive, Fiennes said, "What moved... Read more »

What It Feels Like to Get the News That You Have HIV

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: 13 Months of Videos Following My Diagnosis." Check out a full list of entries in the series . For many people that receive the news that they are HIV positive this is how they feel. Many... Read more »
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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 pos. He is having a very hard time accepting this (i.e. the "elephant" Syndrome). We both are... Read more »

My HIV+ lover feels unattractive

Posted by Anonymous
My lover used to feel that his HIV+ status made him sexually
unattractive. He also felt guilty cause he may have infected
others before he knew he was infected. It has taken a long long
time for him to allow himself to be loved and to feel... Read more »

Something that looks and feels like HIV. *DELETED*

Posted by LQZ, 4 Replies
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Feeling effects of stigmatization towards HIV/AIDS

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis

My name is Eric, a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I am working on a research... Read more »