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How To You Cope With Anxiety About HIV

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat me alive or I could just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever had. I kind of want to say it's like being on a rollercoaster." Click here to read or listen to...
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Finding it hard to cope and fear losing -ve partner

I'm a +ve female aged 19 and have known of my status for just over a year and half. I'm facing two main problems due to my status. The first is I'm not sure as to whether I've accepted and am dealing well with the knowledge of my condition. I fear I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...comments that you care for him very much, and that he cares for you. It is also clear that it is your desire to tell him about your HIV status, but you are afraid. I believe that your best course of action is to be open with him. If he cares for... Read more »

How to cope with the waiting of the window period

Dear Dr RobertYou have this question in your archive before and I have read it, so this is not really a question. More like a plead or search for emotional support to cope with this waiting during the window period.It is only the third day since the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and do consider:1.Anxiety counseling. Anxiety is a treatable condition.2.Volunteering your time to those in desperate need (an AIDS hospice, pediatric cancer ward, etc.). Helping others less fortunate than ourselves is an excellent way to put our... Read more »

How to Cope for 3 Months

I have performed oral sex on a perfect stranger at a bath house. This was my very first sexual encounter ever. He ejactulated in my mouth and I swallowed. At the time, I was in good oral health. Shortly after this incident, the reality of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation cope with these unwarranted and unhealthy anxieties.3. Consider helping others less fortunate than you. Volunteer at an AIDS hospice, read to someone who's gone blind from CMV, deliver meals to those unable to cook for themselves, or take... Read more »

Thanks, Dr. Bob

Dear Dr. Bob,I had never posed a question to you, but drew inspiration from your replies to others during a very stressful 24-week period. I just tested negative, and am putting this whole episode behind me.All in all, I learned a lot about HIV/AIDS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...delighted you found some inspiration from the postings on this site over the past 24 weeks. I'm hopeful that others reading this and fearful of being tested will gain inspiration from you and will soon be able to put their nightmares behind them... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Tips and Tricks for Coping With HIV/AIDS

...first thing that happened is, I literally dropped to my knees. Having just witnessed and buried two of my closest friends to AIDS, I knew what it looked like. The pictures that kept running, flashing in front of my eyes were: I was going to die... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis ... 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 »
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Coping with HIV/AIDS? Participate in this survey!

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Coping with HIV-Study Still Open

Posted by copeHIV, 1 Reply
...Hi. I am conducting a web survey to explore how people living with HIV, as well as their loved ones, cope with various aspects of the disease. Your anonymous responses will help us develop recommendations Read more »