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How To Treat 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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Depression, rates of success in treating

I seroconverted about 3 years ago, and got an AIDS diagnosis about 2 years ago. During the past 3 years I have experienced many ups and downs. At times I have been more successful than others in accepting the facts of my life as they are, and...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
With the treatments available today, we can expect that more than 80% of people with depression will experience substantial improvement. What is success in treating depression? It means feeling better, relief of the worst symptoms, a sustained... Read more »

Treating Hiv Related Symptoms

Well I'm 16 years old living with hiv... i have had it since birth ...got it from my mom who was hiv positive ... my depression and anxiety has gotten so bad that i am now home schooled and basically have no social life...i basically dont leave...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
First, you need to be in treatment if you have wasting syndrome. With effective treatment, your viral load should be undetectable and the wasting may improve. If not, discuss this with your doctor, who can do some tests to see what else is... Read more »

treated as HIV+ then 3 years later tested HIV-

Hello there3 years ago my then partner was diagnosed HIV+, and as her partner I was put on treatment and treated as if I was HIV+. Blood path showed no abnormalilities. I recently moved to the UK and as part of standard proceedure for new patients...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I really can't believe that you would have allowed yourself to begin antiretroviral medications simply because your partner tested positive, and you have a history of having had sex with many HIV+ people without a confirmed and validated test... Read more »

Both of us are positive and medicinally treated..

No matter who you ask, you will always be told that regardless if both you and your partner is HIV +, you still need to use condoms. But my question is a bit more specific. If both my partner and I are on medications (Granted, different sets of...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. To answer your question, yes, it is possible to get a resistant strain and then to subsequently pass it to your partner. How likely that is remains a different story. While you and your partner are responding well to... Read more »
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