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OCD, depression, and HIV

I've been on HAART for 8 years. My viral load has been undetectable for most of that time. Other than a low of 150, my CD4 count is normally about 250-300 (with a high of 345). I have to admit that there have been many times when my adherence...
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
Thank you for writing and doing so well maneuvering all of these complex medical and psychological concerns. I am glad you are seeing a psychiatrist and other providers who can assist you in this process. If it is not already part of your... Read more »

Psychological trauma..

Heya Dr Bob.I've come to your site and this foram as a moth is drawn to flame for exactly the... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Japan to Assign Counselors to Core Hospitals to Provide People Affected by HIV/AIDS With Psychological Support, Officials Say

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare plans to assign counselors to certain hospitals nationwide to provide people living with HIV/AIDS and their families with psychological support, ministry officials announced Friday, Kyodo News/ Japan... 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 »

OCD about HIV

Posted by preferanon, 5 Replies
I have OCD about having HIV, my girlfriends dad is away from home quite a lot and his family suspect him to be sleeping with quite a lot of prostitutes, therefore may have STDs including HIV, since then I have feared that (somehow) my girlfriend... Read more »

OCD, eye, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Dear all,
I am 30 years old and suffer from OCD. Contamination fears and everything. Here is what happened last saturday. I was at a laundromat washing my clothes. I went to the bathroom and washed my hands.
I used a lot of soap because of my... Read more »

OCD or possible HIV risk?

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
About 6-8 months ago my room mate had sex with his girlfriend in the shower. After they finished I used the shower, but not immediately after they were done. I washed and all, but now I worry that he may have cum all over my wash rag as a joke and I... Read more »