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Survivors Guilt And Hiv

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HIV/AIDS and Survivor's Guilt

My partner of 13 years is an 18-year survivor of HIV/AIDS. Until late November 2005, he had not had any serious opportunistic infections. However, beginning at that time he experienced a series of traumatic infections that brought him near death...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...proportion to the situation. He has a serious illness and suffers greatly with it. His survival is hardly a cause for guilt.When feelings of guilt are this pervasive, then it is part of a broader problem, probably of depression. He needs... Read more »

What about survivor's guilt: long term AIDS survivors

Is there any research or information available about survivor's guilt; thosewith HIV or AIDS who... Read more »

Long-term survivors (INSPIRING STORIES)

The desperation of the last question you addressed (from the gentleman who no longer wishes to... Read more »
Articles
Test Positive Aware Network

The Down Low vs. the Lockdown

...sexual abuse, both during assault and afterward, include: Shock or inability to act (feeling "frozen") Feelings of guilt, shame, and self-disgust Depression and/or suicidal thoughts Increased... Read more »
Terri Wilder

Eight Characteristics of Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS

...beginning of June I volunteered for THRIVE! -- a one-day educational and empowerment workshop in Atlanta for people living with HIV. I love doing this workshop and think that it is a valuable guide for people on living a long life with HIV. At... Read more »
The Body

The History of Pride From a 29-Year Survivor of HIV and AIDS

...called Kaposi's sarcoma. This was around the time I first heard the term "GRID" -- gay-related immunodeficiency disease (what HIV was called until 1983). Then in October, my boyfriend became very ill. After I rushed him to the hospital, they... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Gov. Spitzer Signs Measure Allowing Rape Survivors to Request HIV Tests for Indicted Suspects

...Eliot Spitzer (D) on Thursday signed into law a measure allowing rape survivors to request that indicted suspects undergo an HIV test, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports (Wiessner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle , 8/24). The... Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...and i was in a place where everyone was adults and not adolencent kids. I recently told my friend in middle school that i was HIV positive and told him like this "F YOU if you think i'm gay and it was a total accident at birth." He then started... Read more »

Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...load is undetectable. If I hadn't had PCP a few years ago, I wouldn't even be classified as having AIDS; I would merely be HIV positive. My doctor is so pleased with my results that he is considering taking me off Dapsone and maybe in a few... Read more »

to Jenn

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Thanks for understanding and Did you get diagnosed with HIV ? was your paranoia obsessiveness just your mind playing tricks ? once again thanks alot for understanding and yes im a bit Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »