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How To You Cope With Anxiety About HIV

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

For most people, the hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. HIV treatment has changed so drastically in recent years that the medical side of HIV has become much easier to tackle in most parts of the world. Newer HIV meds have increasingly few side effects, people on HIV treatment may live just as long as their HIV-negative counterparts , and many people need only take medications once or...
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Treatment options/Drs. in Venezuela/Treatability of or Coping with myopathy

Hi Nelson, Thank you very much for your answer to my question in http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Nutrition/Q225828.html.I quit Trizivir on mid December 2012. My red cell counts went back to normal (4.7 x 10^9 Hg: 16). My ataxia is now considered...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
You probably mean lipoatrophy, not myopathy, of the extremities. The new DHHS guidelines in the US recommend treatment for everyone regardless of CD4 count and viral load. But these guidelines may not be universally accepted in many countries,... 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
Hello,Yes, I have addressed the problem many times in previous posts and my advice remains the same. Reread those responses and do consider:1.Anxiety counseling. Anxiety is a treatable condition.2.Volunteering your time to those in desperate need... 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
Hi,Sorry to hear your first sexual encounter has been a source of such anxiety for you. I'm glad you are reading this site and finding some comfort by placing your degree of risk into perspective.How to cope? I'll offer some suggestions:1.... Read more »

Grief and Health Anxiety

I have always experienced hypochondria after traumatic incidents in my life (always cancer-related), so I know this is a coping mechanism I use. But I have had very little experience with grief. I am a heterosexual woman and recently the man I...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
This forum is specifically only about HIV related mental health issues. While your question uses HIV as content, but is not really about HIV or AIDS so I will decline to respond.Michael Shernoff, MSW... Read more »
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Risk of exposure and how to cope until HIV testing date (6 months from now)?

Posted by JohnKan, 1 Reply
Hi - very anxious and would like to ask your help.
I am about 29 years of age. At 13th July 2013 (at about 5pm), against my better judgement, i was involved in vaginal sex with a sex worker in Malaysia. It was the first time I am involved in sex and... Read more »

How To Cope with the News

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm certain I'm positive and I need to know?

How do I cope with the news when they tell me?
How do they tell you...flat out or do they beat around the bush?
What do they say after they tell you? Do they try and consoll you or leave you there or what?
I'... Read more »

COPING WITH MILD MEMORY LOSS

Posted by just4247, 6 Replies
HI! I'M NEW TO THE BOARD HERE AND JUST GETTING MORE FEEDBACK. I STARTED MEDS FOR THE FIRST TIME A COUPLE YEARS AGO SINCE BEING DIAGNOSED IN 2000. I WAS HAVING MILD MEMORY/CONCENTRATION PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE IMPROVED SINCE MED. I'M UNDETECTABLE AND... Read more »

anxiety how do you mange living with HIV?

Posted by Kriss, 7 Replies
I was born with it. I'm 23 now, but when I get emotinal for longer than a day, I start thinking about the struggles I'be been through esp living with HIV. I never been in a real romantic relationship because of the fact of being born with HIV and... Read more »