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Physical Symptoms For Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV can develop a combination of approaches that work best for you. Some people quit smoking "cold turkey." That is, they just stop smoking. Other people need some kind of support. This can be from medications that manage the physical symptoms of withdrawal. It might also be therapies that deal with the psychological addiction to smoking. Nicotine withdrawal can be treated with medications. Some are available over the counter, while others...
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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
...despite 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... Read more »


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
...Hello,You may indeed be "befuddled;" however, you definitively are not HIV infected! "Ten years of consistently testing HIV negative" is definitive, conclusive and outrageously excessive. Exactly which 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
...statistically significant difference in serum prolactin level among the seronegative men, the seropositive men with no or minimal physical symptoms, and the seropositive men with significant physical symptoms of HIV infection. When prolactin... Read more »

psychosomatic symptoms

I feel that I can develope the symptoms of a disease, like HIV. Do doctors believe in Somatization?I got cold and then I start reading the symptoms of ARS. Now there is no possible symptom of ARS that I have not developed. But all the symptoms...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...If you believe that your symptoms are psychosomatic (the process of psychological conflict causing physical symptoms), an appropriate treatment would be professional mental health counseling. This could include psychotherapy, psychiatric... 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

... Researchers in the current study sought to examine social support and maladaptive coping as predictors of HIV-related health symptoms in a primarily low-income and diverse sample of HIV/AIDS patients with respect to gender, ethnicity, Read more »
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 Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
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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 Read more »

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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...had a complete blood count done and also iron check done, has anyone ever heard of these symptoms being related in any way to hiv infection? well thank you all and ill check back for replys. Read more »

Encouragement and Hope for all!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...suspect HIV infection. By the grace of GOD, I DON'T HAVE IT!! My message to you all is very simple. The existance of or lack of physical symptoms does not indicate you have HIV, symptoms are best used as clues to illness which in turn clues you... Read more »