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Mental Health Issues And Hiv

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Viral loads and mental health issues

I recently had an intake with a psychiatrist who claimed that a high viral load count can cause mental health issues. I mentioned this to my regular dr. and he was not aware of this. Was I being fed a line by the psych so she could just write me...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.I'm not aware of any data that links high HIV viral loads with psychiatric problems. That's not to say that having HIV won't add significant stress, or add to the mental Read more »

HIV and Mental health

what is the link between HIV and Mental health Read more »

Specific Treatment Issues for HIV+ Women & Mental Health

I am a graduate student with a concentration in mental health counseling and I would like to know... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Mental Health Issues With HIV/AIDS

...When individuals are faced with HIV/AIDS, their physical health is not the only issue at hand. Along with the physical illness associated with the virus are mental health Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: Where AIDS, HIV Are Always Close to Hand

...psychologist who works with Doctors Without Borders, teaches staff in Zimbabwe how to deal with mental-health issues associated with HIV/AIDS. Zimbabwe has an HIV rate of as much as 25 percent of the population. Bellows said living in a society... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chicago Substance Abuse Treatment: Risky Business

...from other agencies to fashion a holistic approach to what they experience as a singular epidemic involving substance abuse, mental health issues, HIV and other STDs. But such a comprehensive approach is not easy. Government funding for substance... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH and D.C. Department of Health Team Up to Combat District's HIV/AIDS Epidemic

...risk-reduction counseling and condoms; testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; screenings for substance use, mental health issues, partner and/or homophobic violence; and a peer system to help them navigate the health care... Read more »
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Need help to understand this.

Posted by midwest4u, 4 Replies
...people who have tested way outside thier window. The test has always come back negitive and they still insist the they have HIV. Some just keep testing and testing. Do they hope that they do have HIV? Most of us dream of hearing the words your... Read more »

Testing for HIV....yes or no?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My exposure is as follows: I received unprotected oral sex from a partner of unknown status. I read a response from Ryan Kull today that said transmission is possible if blood was in the mouth of the person doing the sucking. I am almost 100%... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...everyone who is always worring about hiv and get testes 1-2-3-4-5- times or how ever many. You may have a mental health issue and you can get many symotpms from it. I Read more »

Dear "Anonymous"

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...for all the rage and anxiety that you have. You can change and your life would be a lot nicer, even with your worry about HIV which we all share. You don't have HIV, but you do have a mental health issue, which doesn't make you a bad person... Read more »