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Postpartum Depression And Hiv Risk

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Depression and HIV

Treatment for Depression Depression can be treated with lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, and/or with medications. Many medications and therapies for depression can interfere with your HIV treatment. Your health care provider can help you select the therapy or combination of therapies most appropriate for you. Do not try to self-medicate with alcohol or illegal drugs as these can increase depression and create additional problems. ...
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HIV risk from sexual contact with escort "Deeply depressed and paranoid, please help me out!!"

I highly appreciate your knowledge and dedication, you helped people get rid of paranoid dilemma enormous times. Last week, I encountered a very "turn-off" experience that still keeps making me feel guilty and repentant. I went to an...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Sounds like you had <b>no risk for HIV</b>. For many reasons in fact (let me follow your numbering):1) No sex? No unprotected penetration? Sounds like <b>no risk</b> to me2) Protected oral sex? Also... Read more »

Positive ELISA, indeterminate Western Blot postpartum

14 months ago, at 5 weeks pregnant, I had a negative HIV test. I was tested a month ago, and results showed positive ELISA and indeterminate WB. I went back to repeat the test and a rapid HIV test was done while I was there, which was negative. I...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Indeterminate HIV tests can result from a variety of conditions, including pregnancy, due to the development of nonspecific cross-reacting antibodies. I would suggest you repeat your HIV screening test (rapid test, EIA, ELISA). If negative,... Read more »

Depression and risk of other medical illnesses

I just read that depression can increase the risks for developing coronary artery disease , HIV ,asthma, and many other medical illnesses. What does that mean? Does it mean if someone is suffering from depression they will get these diseases?...
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
It's not surprising that depression could result from the diagnosis of a major medical illness, but it is also true, as you note, that depression can increase the risks of developing such illnesses. For example, about 20% of persons with... Read more »

HIV risk from eating after-birth/placenta

Hi Dr. Bob,This question may sound odd/gross -- although some people do engage in this practice after the birth of a child -- would there be any risk of HIV transmission from eating the after-birth/placenta from an HIV positive mother?Thank you for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Eating the afterbirth/placenta? Ick, I find this topic to be, uh, distasteful! It is true animals eat their placenta. This is primarily for nutrition and the hormonal content of the tissue. Relatively few humans engage in... Read more »
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Risks, depression.

Posted by FilipekKonopek, 1 Reply
First i want to say im from Poland. Im in the middle of my english school. So i will try make myself clear as best as i can. Now let me try to explain what happened.

5 days ago i had my first encounter with prostitute. I dont drink and i dont use... Read more »

Sexual Assualt, HIV testing, depression.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'll be brief; Straight, happily married guy, living in London UK. Sexually assualted about 6 months ago. Been tested for STI's TWICE all back as negative. Tested for HIV @ 28 days DUO AgAb and again @ 87 days with a rapid bloodtest Ab, beleive it... Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
Hey guys,

I've had practically every symptom in the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat,... Read more »

Risk of exposure and how to cope until HIV testing date (6 months from now)?

Posted by JohnKan, 1 Reply
Hi - very anxious and would like to ask your help.
I am about 29 years of age. At 13th July 2013 (at about 5pm), against my better judgement, i was involved in vaginal sex with a sex worker in Malaysia. It was the first time I am involved in sex and... Read more »