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Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...people try to "self-medicate" by using drugs or alcohol to make their problems go away. If you feel that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies show that there is a connection between depression and HIV care, treatment, and disease progression....
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Aids and Mental Health

I had aids in 2005, Ive been seeing a shrink but it hasnt really helped, since my diagnosis I have turned from a perfectionist to a person who constantly is beating myself up, I dont know why I do this its like it is uncontrollable behaviour. I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You are describing many of the symptoms of depression. I don't know what type of mental health professional you're seeing, but if the treatment is not helping and you're getting worse, then you should seek a second opinion. Sometimes it helps to... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Wellness and Practical Strategies for Managing Mental Health and Depression in the Workplace

I have put together this conference here in South Africa. I want to know what sort of topics will benefit delegates. Workplace programs on this subject are almost non existant here. Many people have shown great interest to attend this, but I don't...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...There are several important topics for a workplace conference like this. It should include topics such as 1)HIV prevention, 2) general education about HIV (how it is and is not transmitted, how does HIV testing work, what is the course of Read more »

Is poor mental health due to progression of AIDS

I am a 48yo male homosexual. I was diagnosed with AIDS in March '97 when I was hospitalized with PCP. I had never been tested before that. In reviewing my history, I believe that I have been HIV+ at least since the mid 80's. My lastest blood test...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...First just describe how you are feeling to your ID doctor and ask for a referral to a psychiatrist who is also a specialist in HIV. It is difficult but necessary to obtain a good diagnostic assessment of how much of the problem is physiological... Read more »

burn out at old hiv-pioneers (OLDER PEOPLE AND HIV/AIDS)

Hi Dr. Bob.Mikel again from Germanys online-support hotline :-)on world aids day i will be interviewed by a radiochannel to the subject of "getting old with hiv"gee, I am just 48 and within the hiv-community i am rated as "older" :-))- well never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in older folks below. Stay well. See ya in the old folks' home, OK? Dr. Bob Older People and HIV How Many Older People Have AIDS? About 78,000 people age 50 or over have AIDS in the United States. This is about 10-15% of all people with AIDS. In... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...people newly infected with HIV. About half of the older people with AIDS have been infected for one year or less. The rates of HIV/AIDS among older people are 12 times higher for African-Americans and 5 times higher for Hispanics compared with... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

...dementia complex (ADC) -- dementia caused by HIV infection -- is a complicated syndrome made up of different nervous system and mental symptoms. These symptoms are somewhat common in people with HIV disease. The frequency of ADC increases with... Read more »
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Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...Key facts about HIV/AIDS Reuters NewMedia - August 10, 2006 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The world's Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... * Coughing and shortness of breath * Seizures and lack of coordination * Difficult or painful swallowing * Mental symptoms such as confusion and forgetfulness * Severe and persistent diarrhea * Fever * Vision loss ... Read more »

Questionaire on AIDS and Treatment For HS Biology

Posted by thom26
...Hello, My name is Thomas Nesbitt and I am doing an extensive research project for a senior biology class on HIV/AIDS. I am looking for people preferably with AIDS, but if you just have HIV currently, it is perfectly fine. Any response helps. Read more »

Re: CMV (for all those with symptoms)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...would be distinguishable from other acute viral syndromes. Believe your tests, not your tingles. http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Labs/Archive/Miscellan Read more »