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Physical Hiv Symptoms

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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...than sadness or grief. Depression is sadness or grief that is more intense and lasts longer than it should. It has various causes: events in your daily life chemical changes in the brain a side effect of medications several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being...
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Believe me,I've resisted the temptaion to post this question,since I know it sounds unreasonable to the conventional mind.And I should know better but I will post all the same.Is there any possibilty that after ten years of consistently testing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...worth of HIV-negative tests does to the chance those symptoms are HIV related?!?If multiple doctors have been unable to find a physical cause for your symptoms, I would strongly urge you to consider an evaluation for psychosomatic illness, as... Read more »

CORRECTED* Going insane and very depressed/ NEW DONATION

Disregard my last message. THIS IS THE CORRECT ONE! i WILL NOW DONATE $100 FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!I took my last HIV test Aug 26, which was a rapid finger prick test (oraquick advance) I've been having dry peeling skin around the top part of my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...conditions once an appropriate evaluation (history, laboratory tests and physical examination) has been completed. As for true HIV symptoms, they would not be related to the date of your last negative HIV test, but rather to the date of HIV... Read more »

Slow Progression

Micheal, I know that you are a 'slow progressor'. What I do not understand however is what exactly is meant by slow progression. Does it mean HIV related problems, which are very subtle? Or does it mean HIV related problems which take a long time to...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...being infected with HIV. He or she may or may not have a viral load that is detectable. But they have never had any physical symptoms of HIV related illness. An HIV slow progressor is a person who has a confirmed exposure to HIV for at least... Read more »

Increasing prolactin levels

My prolactin levels continue to increase each month. They are in the 40's now. I am totally impotent and greatly fatigued. I had an MRI and there is no tumor on the pituitary gland. My infectious disease doctor, urologist and endocrinologist have no...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...seronegative men, the seropositive men with no or minimal physical symptoms, and the seropositive men with significant physical symptoms of HIV infection. When prolactin levels were high, they did not seem to explain any of the symptoms that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Social Support and Maladaptive Coping as Predictors of the Change in Physical Health Symptoms Among Persons Living With HIV/AIDS

...and women were assessed at baseline. Three, six and 12 months after completing baseline assessments, the researchers assessed physical health symptoms associated with HIV disease. After controlling for demographic characteristics, CD4 T-cell... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...pain in the feet (neuropathy, see Fact Sheet 555 ). Start exercising while you are still healthy. This can help you hold off symptoms of HIV that make you feel bad. Vary your exercise routine so that you do not get bored. Find new ways to keep... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis how other people disclosed their HIV status. For most people, the hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. In parts of the world where effective HIV treatment is readily available, HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...depression among HIV-positive women. These include having a lower household income, using drugs and alcohol, having been sexually and physically abused, being the primary caregiver, and/or lack of social support. How Do I Know if I'm... Read more »
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is this possible?

Posted by jkkljhklj, 1 Reply
...can somebody who's hiv negative that has hiv anxiety show hiv symptoms? (like night sweats or dry mouth) Read more »

Depleted emmotionally and physically!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...good news is I did test neg at about 5/6 weeks. The bad news is that I have been sick for about a month now. Never been this physically ill in my life. I can't shake a runny nose, dry cough, mild fever, occasional sore/scratchy throat, and... Read more »

HIV + or all in my mind?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it possible to recreate some of the physical symptoms of HIV through stress/anxiety? About 8 weeks I had what only can be described as a very, very low risk sexual encounter with a girl Read more »

ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i believed it was more because of what i had did, than physical conversion to HIV+. Since then, i have had no signs of symptoms. Does that mean i am free from HIV+,... Read more »