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How To Prevent Depression When You Are Hiv Positive

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Depression and HIV

Treatment for Depression Depression can be treated with lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, and/or with medications. Many medications and therapies for depression can interfere with your HIV treatment. Your health care provider can help you select the therapy or combination of therapies most appropriate for you. Do not try to self-medicate with alcohol or illegal drugs as these can increase depression and create additional problems. ...
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Hiv positive partner depression

My fiancee was misdiagnosed with colitis for about 2 years. During that time we were having unprotected sex on average once per month due to the colitis. About 18 months ago she was correctly diagnosed as HIV+. I've been getting tested about 4...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
The situation you find yourself in is challenging, but not unusual. It is also not unique to "mixed" status couples or even to HIV specifically. When one member of a couple is depressed, whatever the reason, it is often a significant... Read more »

Infected after 'protected' hand-job & boob-job. I challenge you dr.bob, testing after window period will prove you are wrong!(YET ANOTHER IM POSITIVE IM POSITIVE WHO HASNT TESTED POSITIVE, 2010)

Hi Dr.Bob;Hope you are well. Thank you for your contiued help and support and thank you for your kindness and immense patience! I can only imagine what it must be like dealing with all sorts of HIV realated fears and issues given your own...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello again K,No matter how many times you write in, my assessment and advice will not change. So for now we'll have to agree to disagree. You're positive you're positive. I'm positive you're not. So we'll just have to... Read more »

can treatment of acute infection prevent a later positive status?

I think I may have been infected with HIV. I heard that I could take a viral load test to see if I have been infected recently and that if so I can be treated for acute infection. Should I go this route?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you think that you have been infected with HIV, meaning that you had a definite exposure to someone who is HIV infected or at high-risk for infection, see your doctor. It could be beneficial to detect HIV early and begin treatment.PCR testing is... Read more »

truvada for prevention - hes positive and i'm not

I have been dating a guy, who was diagnosed as HIV positive about a year ago (he is being treated currently), for a few months now and we are considering becoming sexually active. I am negative and only practice safe sex. For all intensive purposes,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.You ask several really important questions- ones that have been given a lot of recent attention with the recent FDA approvals of Truvada (tenofoviv/FTC) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and home-based HIV testing.First,... Read more »
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I've had practically every symptom in the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat,... Read more »

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