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nutrition supplements and AIDS, mental, neurological and side effect symptoms

Hello NelsonTwo months ago, a member of my family (23 year old man) was admitted to the hospital twice with pneumonia, where he was diagnosed with AIDS at advanced stage. In addition to pneumonia he got some other severe symptoms: tremor on hands,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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Program for Wellness Restoration
MarthdaHe is on two heavy psychotropics that may make people lethargic: Risperdal and Zyprexa. He is also on akineton retard, which contains biperiden commonly used to improve parkinsonian signs and symptoms related to antipsychotic drug therapy. It... Read more »

Aids and Mental Health

I had aids in 2005, Ive been seeing a shrink but it hasnt really helped, since my diagnosis I have... 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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mental Health Needs of HIV Sufferers Up as Medications Help Physical Symptoms

Thanks to improved HIV drug therapy, there is a burgeoning demand to treat the mental health needs of those living longer with the disease. And psychiatrists gathering in Banff, Alberta, for the Canadian Psychiatric Association meeting Thursday are... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

Table of Contents Introduction Screening for Somatic Symptoms Assessment, Diagnosis and Management Insomnia Assessment and Diagnosis Management Nonpharmacologic Treatment Pharmacologic Treatment Pain Assessment and Diagnosis ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mentally Ill at Higher Risk of Hepatitis C Infection; Treatment Can Cause Additional Mental Problems

Almost 20% of people in United States with severe mental illness have hepatitis C infection, compared with 1.8% of the general U.S. population, because many people with mental illness are exposed to risk factors for bloodborne viruses, the Dallas... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Chronically Depressed Women With HIV Almost Twice as Likely as Others to Die From AIDS-Related Causes; Those With Mental-Health Services Had Half the Death Rate of Those Without

A study of 1,716 HIV-positive women who were given blood tests and interviews twice a year for seven years from 1994 through 2001 found that those who met research criteria for chronic depressive symptoms were 2.2 times as likely to die of... Read more »
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In a bad place mentally

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Longish story but here goes. Sepnt the last 6 months thinking I've got HIV. The basis of this is as follows.

During a break from my long term girlfriend of 4 years( 12 months ago) I had vaginal protected sex with someone of unknown status but the... 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 »

Ruling out symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous
I recall Dr Rick S. stating that if you test negative while displaying symptoms you can at least know that the symptoms are not HIV related. But what i dont recall is if he meant only with a 3 or 6 month test. I tested negative with an Elisa hiv... Read more »

Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
I recall Dr Rick S. stating that if you test negative while displaying symptoms you can at least know that the symptoms are not HIV related. But what i dont recall is if he meant only with a 3 or 6 month test. I tested negative with an Elisa hiv 1/2... Read more »