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How To Treat Depression And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...causes: events in your daily life chemical changes in the brain a side effect of medications several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is not a sign of weakness. It doesn't mean you're going crazy. You cannot "just get over it". Don't expect to be...
Ask the Experts

Too good to be true?:SAMe and HIV depression, and the liver

NelsonThis SAMe supplement souds too good to be true. An antioxidant, liver cleanser that helps with depression and arthritis? Yeah, right! What do you think?Luis
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...pain: I am also including a study done at ACRIA that also found benefits in treating depression in those living with HIV:... Read more »

weight wasting being an adolescent hiv positive

My daughter is 17 and a year has passed since she began wasting weight. Now she weights 37 kg. We are from Argentina, Ive tried many psychological therapies with no result. My daughter is constantly depressed and deserts every treatment we start. Im...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The wasting is not a psychological symptom. In most people with HIV infection, it is a biological manifestation of caused by some of the chemicals released by the inflammatory response that the Read more »

Increased depression after years on Sustiva

I have been taking wellbutrin for about twelve years to treat depression. I have been HIV+ for five years now and am on a regimen of sustiva, epivir and viread. The regimen has been successful: my viral load remains undetectable and my CD4% is...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...responded to discontinuing the drug. In your case, stopping the Sustiva may be an option, but first you need to discuss with your HIV doctor whether you have another good option. This will depend on a number of factors.Sustiva was tested... Read more »

Am I depressed? HIV + Since 3/03

I am a 28 year old female, HIV+ since 3/03, who looks perfectly healthy and is on HAART. (Epivir, Viramune, Videx EC) I was a little depressed the first few months and then was able to continue life. The past 8 months has been a struggle for me. I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...signs of depression. There are many excellent medications that are safe and effective for treating depression in people with HIV. For example, there are excellent controlled studies that have found that Zoloft is safe and effective in treating... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Group Therapy Can Help Treat Depression Among HIV/AIDS Patients, Uganda Study Says

...People living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda who also have major depression have benefited from group therapy sessions, according to a study conducted by counselors Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...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... 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

St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

... What Is St. John's Wort? What Are the Benefits of St. John's Wort? Why Do People With HIV Use St. John's Wort? How Is St. John's Wort Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? Read more »
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Is there anyone in NYC I can talk to?

Posted by espoirnyc, 8 Replies
...I tested positive for HIV on August 19th 2009. I'm sure that date will forever be burned into my memory. I remember the counselor closing the door, taking Read more »

im going nuts plz help!!!!!!!

Posted by Jayjay28, 4 Replies
im going nuts plz help me somebody anybody.... i was just diagnosed positive about a few weeks ago and my bf came out neg, however we had unprotected sex when neither of us knew our status and now im the one whose positive and im so afraid that he... Read more »

New to this

Posted by jiffyp20, 5 Replies
...Hi everyone,been laying low since I found out I'm HIV+ I'm not on any HIV meds yet, just thyroid and zoloft but I feel like crap all of the time. No matter what I do, how much 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 »