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Psychological Effects Of Hiv

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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 »

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... Read more »

truvada + Kaletra psychological effects

Dear all,I am on Truvada + Stocrin cure since 2 years. 6 months ago I starting waking up... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Longitudinal Association of Alcohol Use With HIV Disease Progression and Psychological Health of Women With HIV

The association of alcohol consumption and depression, and their effects on HIV disease progression among women with HIV, were the subjects of the current study. The participants were 871 HIV-positive women recruited in four U.S. cities between 1993... 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 »
The Center for AIDS

Mental and Psychological Problems Affect Over 50% in U.S. HIV Group

Slightly more than half of HIV-positive adults in a newnationwide US study have some form of neuropsychological(NP) impairment, which includes problemsthat affect the brain (like mental sharpness and memory)and the mood (like depression). 1 People... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

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 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 »

Side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This question originally showed up in another area but received little response so I'm hoping those of you visiting this site will be better at sharing your information.
I'm looking for info on side effects of medication. What are you experiencing,... Read more »