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Psychological Changes Due To Hiv Medications

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Psychological Issues and HIV: Dealing with the Uncertainty of Changing Treatment Strategies

Speakers: Robert H. Remien, Ph.D., New York State Psychiatric Institute Michael Shernoff, M.S.W., Private Practice I have been attending HIV treatment forums at St. Vincent's for over two years, and have found them extremely useful for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Psychological Resources Protect Health: Five-Year Survival and Immune Function Among HIV-Infected Women From Four U.S. Cities

Directed by Cognitive Adaptation Theory, the authors of the current study aimed to asses whether psychological resources (positive affect, positive expectancy regarding health outcomes, finding meaning in challenging circumstances) are protective... Read more »
Duke University Press

The Psychological Epidemic

Excerpt from The Shadow of the Epidemic: Being HIV-Negative in the Age of AIDS by Walt Odets, published by Duke University Press, September 1995. Copyright 1995 by Duke University Press . Available in paperback $14.95 plus $3.00 postage and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV and its psychological effects

I am an HIV-neg male. I recently met another guy who is HIV-poz. There's no way I can know what it feels like to live with the disease. But we tried dating. In the beginning he was TOTALLY comfortable with everything (kissing, cuddling, even a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is a difficult and not all that uncommon problem. (See below for an example. There are many more in the archives.) Everyone's situation is a bit different and therefore there is no one specific answer to your question. Magnetic... Read more »

psychological effects caused by HIV meds?

I am having two problems that are now one in the same. I will explain the details of the combination of mental and physical health problems. Ever since I started on a new drug Kaletra last September as part of my regime, I have slowly encountered...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Personally I am not familiar with Kaletra causing the kind of reactions you describe. My advice is for you to call the drug company that manufacturers Kalitra directly and speak to someone there and inquire of them. Also have you read the entire... Read more »

psychological impact of ART tretment

Is there any studies regarding psychological impact of ART treatment among HIV-AIDS patients?is the side effects and prolong intake affect the mental status.pls show me references....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Most antiretroviral medications do not cause any adverse effects on mental status. However, efavirenz (Sustiva) is known to cause a variety of psychiatric side effects, including vivid dreams, insomnia, and depression. In many people, these side... Read more »

psychological issues hamper me from testing again

Dr Bob, I wrote to you a while back and your response helped me through a troubled time so thankyou again. Basically, despite testing negative out to three months Im still not able to get on with my life after what happened. I have developed some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I believe you sum up your problem well: ". . . despite testing negative out to three months I'm still not able to get on with my life . . . ." There is no doubt HIV is not your problem; getting on with the rest of your life is!... Read more »
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My Dad has HIV and I need some resources to help us both psychologically..

Posted by Lovinglolo, 4 Replies
About 3 years ago my mom presented to my brother and I the possibility that my dad was cheating on her and doing crack as well.. We staged an intervention within the immediate family (just the 4 of us) to confront his drug problem and found out alot... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I guess I am needing to know if there are any people out there who have really been in some sort of denial for years until first symptoms hit. I feel like a fool, but I've been positive since 84 and really have been in denial until getting so so... Read more »

Question about Vision changes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What are the associated vision problems with being hiv positive?

Thanks! Read more »

psychological aspect of the window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It seems that now every time I turn on the tv, open a newspaper there is some story/article about hiv, or someone with hiv, or dying of aids, or a movie is on with Rock Hudson etc...even on friggin O'Rielly factor they were talking about it...I've... Read more »