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Mental Health Issues Caused By 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 »


A Friend of mine who is an HIV positive with a CD of 266 happens to have fatigue and tend to be... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...problems (changes in thinking or memory), liver disease, kidney disease, metabolic and body shape abnormalities, diabetes, and mental health issues, including depression. Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV-Positive Aging... Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

...won't work, say the medications arefor another health problem or that they are vitamins. If you suspect substance use or mental health issues are preventing youfrom taking your medications correctly, talk to your health care provider orcase... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Depression Is More Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

320 Ohioans Lose Aid for HIV Drugs

...about it, this could be disastrous for individuals and their health care." Carey worries that people who are being treated for mental health issues might lose coverage of psychiatric drugs, causing them to slip up with HIV therapy adherence.... Read more »
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Need help to understand this.

Posted by midwest4u, 4 Replies dream of hearing the words your negitive. Is it that they don't want to face the fact that it could be something else? Because some of them don't want to find a doctor or counselor to get to the bottom of what they are feeling. Are they here... Read more »

Feeling Helpless in the Medical Community

Posted by everopen, 5 Replies
...problem with a situation that I'm having great difficulty letting go of. I currently take three different medications to treat my mental health issues as well as talking with a therapist weekly. All in all, things are going pretty well. I was... Read more »

besides obvious mental issue lol,can i go woohoo?

Posted by bios23, 3 Replies
...deep kissed 3) he masturbated me once with his hands *i spent about 5 mins on the bathroom washing my mouth with just water because latex tastes 'funny' lol* after talking for a few mins 4) we performed oral sex again on each other (always with... Read more »

HIV + Panic Disorder = Terror

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
...going from bad to worse, here's my story: I suffer from panic disorder and anxiety issues with a history of hypochondriasis, HIVphobia and OCD. Not currently on meds. For the first time in my life I had unprotected vaginal intercourse. It... Read more »