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Ptsd In Hiv

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I was wondering can HIV make PTSD get worse?...
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
Thanks for writing. PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a serious condition where unresolved feelings related to past trauma are reactivated, causing significant distress. There are many aspects to living with HIV that can ignite such old... Read more »

hiv and PTSD

Hi Robert, First of all, thank you for all the good job, the advices and the support you give us in... Read more »

could a hiv scare cause PTSD?

My son recently had an HIv scare with a girl he was dating for 3 weeks! She told him she had HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stressful or Traumatic Life Events, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms and HIV Sexual Risk Taking Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

The researchers designed the current study to assess "the presence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in response to stressful or traumatic life events and their impact on HIV risk behaviors and associated psychosocial variables among... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Insidious Effects of Trauma and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often thought about in the setting of war and the military, but there are numerous other high-risk groups and types of traumatic experiences that may precipitate PTSD. In fact, studies suggest 20-40% of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effect of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on HIV Disease Progression Following Hurricane Katrina

After any disaster, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological outcome. The researchers designed the current study to examine the effects of PTSD on disease progression among HIV-positive patients in metropolitan New Orleans,... Read more »

Mental Health and Substance Use Affect Adherence

Adherence means taking medications correctly. So why is adherence to HIV drugs such a big deal? Because if you miss too many doses, the virus in your body can change to avoid the effects of the medications. When this happens your medications can... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Anxious, stressed, fatigued, flu, glandular fever, IBS, aches, pains, numbness, panic attacks? Read this

Bullying, stress and the effects of stress on health
The injury to health caused by prolonged negative stress including fatigue, anxiety,... Read more »

Mental Health and Hiv Anxiety

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
I too was a worried well. but rapid hiv blood test (finger prick) are accurate. as well as rapid salivia test are accurate. at 6 weeks and beyond. i too searched the internet and was blown away of all the false information that scared the shit out... Read more »

Atripla nightmares

Posted by lilfshrmn, 3 Replies
Been having PTSD type nightmares pretty regularly since I started Atripla. Some times I just shake them off and try to get back to sleep. Some are so disturbing I cannot. I hate to change since I has been working wonders on my immune system. ... Read more »


Posted by sunflower, 3 Replies
Yawn....sigh. Has anyone worked with a nutritionist to combat fatigue?? Did it work? I feel like I am gaining a ton of weight partly due to the fact that I keep wanting to eat because I am so tired. I feel like eating will give me energy (not).
I... Read more »