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Mental Health Issues And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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 conditions. Common psychological disorders associated with HIV/AIDS are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Devotes Weekly Issue to Mental Health

In light of the Global Mental Health Summit held this week in Athens, Greece, the Lancet devotes its weekly issue to mental health. The issue seeks "to highlight challenges and achievements in the global campaign against mental illness,"... Read more »

HIV News & Views: No Higher Death Risk for Many With HIV; Struggling With HIV Meds; Addressing Mental Health; and More

HIV News & Views, March 21, 2013 - March 21, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription BLOG CENTRAL Jermaine Wright: Breaking the Silence on My... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 of primary and secondary sources for doing a thesis on Treatment Issues for HIV+ Women - Anxiety, Depression and Mental Health....
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am not tremendously familiar with the literature in this area. The following should provide you with a good variety of places to begin your search.D. Aronstein and Bruce Thompson, (eds) HIV and Social WOrk: A Practitioner's Guide, 1998.C.... Read more »

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 health stress of someone who... Read more »

Mental Health Issues and Starting Treatment

HelloI was diagnosed in Nov 2002. My tcells are currently at about 450 with my VL at 58,000 as of Oct 2007. My doctor is recommending I start treamtement. Before Jan 07, my tcells had been above 500 consistently and my VL hadn't gone above...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
There is no need to feel pressured by your doctor. You are the person who makes the final decision about your treatment. Your doctor's advice and opinion should be carefully considered and respected, but you should decide.In people such as... Read more »

Mental issues when dealing with HIV and treatment

Hi Dr. HenryI was diagnosed a little over a year ago with poor numbers (CD4 78, CD4% 6) otui caleand this has SLOWLY rebounded (now 150/15%) with Atripla. Undetectable since the first bloodwork six weeks after I started and have stayed generally...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is tough to try and be positive in many situations. The good news is that if your HIV levels are undetectable then you have achieved some level of significant protection from a wide variety of HIV related problems. Appropriate periodic... Read more »
Connect With Others

besides obvious mental issue lol,can i go woohoo?

Posted by bios23, 3 Replies
After reading the posts here, it has been really reassuring. let me tell you my experience. PLEASE help me by answering me. I promise I will give back to this community with my personal experience with hiv (whichever it turns to) in the future.

H... Read more »

Program Manager, Mental Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Program Manager, Mental Health / Mental Health

Manage the Mental Health Services Program, including the clinical, volunteer, community outreach, education, training components. Provide clinical supervision to unlicensed staff and oversee internship... Read more »

Mental Health and Hiv Anxiety

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
I too was a worried well. but rapid hiv blood test (finger prick) are accurate. as well as rapid salivia test are accurate. at 6 weeks and beyond. i too searched the internet and was blown away of all the false information that scared the shit out... Read more »

mental health and hiv

Posted by Anonymous
im an irish guy, living in the uk. im 24, and been HIV+ about a year and a half. is it just me that gets so worked up that they cannot sleep and cry at times in bed, get depressed, that we have to live with what we do? i sometimes feel so alone,... Read more »