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Ptsd In Hiv

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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 since birth, both parents died, etc. He freaked out and was devastated. Since then he has had these odd thoughts of men, and their parts, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...women. Oh my!!!Mom, you've been watching way too much of that Rogaine-failure Dr. Phil on the television. Your son does not have post-traumatic stress disorder. Whether or not his true sexual orientation is gay, I cannot determine over the... Read more »

I survived, but now I have anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder

Hello:Thanks fro your answer to the 16 May question about life expetancy. I needed that. I was... Read more »

Night Sweats not concerning my specialist enough?

Hi there, I'm a 21 year old english man living in France. I was diagnosed with HIV in february... 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 Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...approximately 1.3% to 7.8% in the general population, the rates of PTSD in the HIV-infected population are higher. The prevalence of PTSD in HIV-infected individuals may be as high as 42%. 1 Although onset of a severe, life-threatening illness... 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 Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

...Post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders A substantial proportion of people living with HIV/AIDS have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or another anxiety disorder. Patients with PTSD symptoms report greater pain... Read more »
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could it be post traumatic stress disorder?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of a sudden relgion came into your life. you never considered yourself a bad person, but you always had the sterotype that hiv meant you were. so your weak one nite or a couple weeks and have unprotected sex and the next day realize that you... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or ME) New! Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Psychiatric injury | Reactive depression | The mental health trap Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) | Suicide Further reading | Links Stress "There's only one way of dealing... Read more »

Should I test again? If so when?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies groin, armpits and neck have persisted for the past three to four weeks (even without constant prodding). Not so great! HIV Doctors and counsellors think I have a definitive negative result and wouldn't even examine the lymph areas again. ... Read more »


Posted by ExWorryWart, 8 Replies
...negative after 13th week but still can't handle the result properly that's what you have to do "GET OUT OF THIS OR ANY OTHER HIV RELATED SITE" This will only fuel your anxiety to extreme and not healthy for people like us. I wish the best for all... Read more »