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Physiology Of Hiv

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Is depression a physiological or social phenomenon?

I recently saw the psychiatrist at my provider's office due to some depressive thoughts, and most recently, a lot of fuzzy concentration and memory problems. My memory has slowly stabilized if not improved, but I just wanted to know is...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Depression, while common among those with the HIV virus (up to 50% lifetime occurrence), is not well understood. Research does indicate that the virus itself can cause depressive symptoms, including those you experienced. Some people have... Read more »

Meaning of Physiological when used with Testosterone?

In your response to a question regarding hypogonadism and testosterone you use the word... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

The Interplay of Aging and HIV

As we age, there are common body changes that often result in physiological vulnerabilities and medical conditions as well as an increased risk of illnesses and diseases. For people with HIV, there is the added complexity of hidden effects from the... Read more »

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier Win Nobel Prize for Discovery of HIV

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2008 with one half to Harald zur Hausen for his discovery of "human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer " and the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bush Unrealistic in Fight Against AIDS: Nobel Prize Winner

Professor Peter C. Doherty, who won the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Switzerland's Rolf Zinkernagel for their discovery of how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells, criticized US President Bush as ignoring human... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Organizations Step in to Fight HIV Among IDUs in Ukraine

"Despite entrenched corruption and police interference, community organisations lead the fight against HIV among drug injectors and sex workers in Ukraine," the British Medical Journal reports. The feature examines the state's response to the... Read more »
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Perinatal HIV and the thymus

Posted by kitbonner, 1 Reply
Hey guys! Was going all over this site, and was trying to find some information for a report I'm doing for my anatomy/physiology class. Was hoping one (or more!) of you might be able to help me!

Someone raised the question in class today about... Read more »

my HIV diagnosis was no shock to me

Posted by Anonymous
My HIV diagnosis was no shock to me. I lost a former boyfriend in
1987, and later in life, had another boyfriend who concealed his
positive status well into our relationship. I lived in LA during
1980,... Read more »

Caring for a person with HIV

Posted by 28262, 3 Replies
When I found out the disabled adult living in my home had HIV this was a shock. But over time this went away and it was not a big deal. Sometimes it gets hard making sure the person takes all of their medication. I think they are up to 15 to 20... Read more »

Just learned my son is HIV positive

Posted by scaredmom, 8 Replies
I just found out yesterday that my 26 year old son is HIV positive. I am scared and I think somewhat in shock. What do I do now? How do I help him the most? I would love to hear from other parents. Read more »