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How To Prevent Depression When You Have Hiv

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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some studies, HIV-positive women were twice as likely as men to be depressed (this is also seen in...
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schizophrenia and HIV/AIDS diagnosis late stage

we recently found my son who has been missing for 3 years. he has schizophrenia which ia 1 reason why we could not find him. He is 31 and has been in the streets. I got a call from harborview and they had him in because he had collapsed and needed...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...am so happy for you that you found your son! Don't despair, there is a lot you can do for him. Many people respond great to HIV medications and have amazing recoveries.Make sure he gets on HIV medications right away. Atripla (Sustiva+Truvada),... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Wellness and Practical Strategies for Managing Mental Health and Depression in the Workplace

I have put together this conference here in South Africa. I want to know what sort of topics will benefit delegates. Workplace programs on this subject are almost non existant here. Many people have shown great interest to attend this, but I don't...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...There are several important topics for a workplace conference like this. It should include topics such as 1)HIV prevention, 2) general education about HIV (how it is and is not transmitted, how does HIV testing work, what is the course of Read more »

low risk for hiv

hello i dont want to sound stupid but i sure do fill that way a little over a week ago i found out my dad has cancer and its not able to be removed so i started to get depressed and started drinking well i asked a good friend to drive me someplace...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

DEPRESSION&AIDS

Dear doctor,Im positive since 1999 and with serious depression problem. I took efexor, zolofot, prozac and benzodiazepines like valium, alprozolam, etc... So, my question is: Is it dangerous for my diagnostic positive for HIV, the depression? What...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Depression can have adverse effects on the course of a medical condition such as HIV infection. Studies have shown that depressed people are less likely to adhere to there HAART medications and may have worse outcomes Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...people newly infected with HIV. About half of the older people with AIDS have been infected for one year or less. The rates of HIV/AIDS among older people are 12 times higher for African-Americans and 5 times higher for Hispanics compared with... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...older people are receiving more and more attention as this population grows. In fact, on September 18, 2009, the first National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day was held to recognize the need to: Prevent HIV infection in this age group ... Read more »
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Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates Read more »

scared lost confuse and depress..

Posted by forgive76, 1 Reply
...hello everyone today i will be tested for hiv never had it done before but things are happening to my body i thought was odd if i'am? what do i do im a father of 3 have 9yr Read more »

hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...this thread as a place to exchange ideas, talk about supplements, etc., and how it all relates mentally and physically to being hiv+. right now i'm on atripla (taken once a day) and bactrin (taken m, w, f) to prevent pneumonia. my numbers are... Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...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, diarrhea, abnormal abdominal problems, night... Read more »