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Self Esteem And Hiv

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although there is no official definition of lipodystrophy in HIV, it isgenerally broken down into two...
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Work & HIV

I would like to know how an office enviroment and possibly work related stress would influence a person living with HIV.I work in an open plan office enviroment and I am sure like most there are a lot of negativity in and around the work place....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I imagine all work environments have their share of both positive and negative elements. I cannot comment on the merits of your particular workplace. However, in general, work has enormous psychological benefits. It provides a sense of purpose,... Read more »

The Appearance

When a person's viral load is high, that means that person will start to feel sick or show some syhtoms of HIV, am i right to say that? what is that person look normal and healthy or does not know their status themselves also, will their viral load...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...yourself, or to determine whether or not another person is infected, by how one looks or feels. People can live for years with HIV replicating in their body and not necessarily feel or look sick.Viral load--the measurement of HIV concentrations... Read more »

Low self-esteem

Dr Bob,I beleive emotional abuse in families, potentiates young people to getting HIV. Why? Because the young person is depressed and negative and looks for love as quickly as he or she can. Often such people are compulsive masturbators and this may...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Young Guy,Emotional abuse and/or guilt are never healthy situations. However, please note that if young people are old enough to have sex, they should also be responsible enough to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases... Read more »

self esteem and cultural stereotypes

Hi,I read once (i think it was the NYtimes) that the increased rates of HIV infection amongst black women (esp. in nyc) was attributable to negative self images and cultural stereotypes, meaning that they had sex to overcome to prove that they were...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The suggestion that black women have more sex than others sounds more like a prejudicial and unfounded stereotype.In any case, HIV infection isn't caused by "having more sex" than other people. It is caused by having unsafe sex with an infected... Read more »
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The Body

Body Shape Changes Dramatically Impact the Self-Esteem of HIV-Positive People

...director of TheBody.com. Today we're going to take a look at body shape changes, an ongoing problem for many people living with HIV. These changes are sometimes known as lipodystrophy, lipoatrophy or lipohypertrophy, but they all involve the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: AIDS Scourge Tied in With Self-Esteem Issues

...love and thus to insist that their partners use condoms. Back to other news for February 2008 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

My Journey to Self-Esteem

... Sometimes people ask me how I find the courage to be out as a Black gay man and HIV/AIDS activist. These days it's just who I am. I have great self-esteem, but that hasn't always been true. Developing a sense Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Girls, Be Firm -- AIDS Doesn't Discriminate

...and how girls see themselves and how they are viewed by society," she said. "I learned that a lot of young people think that HIV/AIDS is an epidemic that cannot affect them." LeePow's project was named a national finalist in the Young... Read more »
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Anger, the truth, and self-esteem...

Posted by Duluth2010, 3 Replies
...of financial situation). It angers me to read so much about gay marriage when so many other gay issues that affect not only HIV+ single gay men but single gay mens' health in general, whether it's mental/emotional, homelessness, loss of a job... Read more »

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Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates Read more »

New HIV Study of Internalized Homophobia

Posted by ISPSCALE, 1 Reply
...You are invited to join a research project looking at internalized sexual prejudice (homophobia) and HIV. Questions include the following topics: depression, self-esteem, homophobia and sex/drug use. You can answer all questions Read more »