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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
I suppose you could refer to this as survivior's guilt, but it is way out of 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,... 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... Read more »


Dear Dr FrascinoI was diagnosed HIV+ in 2006 at the age of 19. My immediate reaction was to cease... Read more »
Body Positive

Survivor or Weakest Link?

THWACK! Something (or someone) had hit me from behind. Surprised and dazed, I realized I had been attacked. As it turned out it was only a bunch of teenagers pulling a prank, but my only pair of glasses had gone flying. Too blind, too proud and too... Read more »

AIDS Is not a Punishment: Overcoming Guilt and Shame

If you sometimes feel that HIV has stolen the meaning and purpose of your life, you are not alone. Having HIV has forced many people to examine themselves and life in general. Unfortunately, some religions and elements of our culture have spread... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Experts, Doctors Voice Concerns About Health Problems Seen Among Long-Term HIV/AIDS Survivors

Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "prematur[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments associated with aging, the New York... Read more »

A Longtime HIV Survivor Shares Concerns From Quebec

Pierre As a real senior (I was infected with HIV in February 1980 and diagnosed in 1985), I have been through a lot of despair, at one point stopping all medication. On the other hand, I was also one of the few lucky ones who were recognized as... Read more »
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HIV, guilt and death

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hello...I just needed to talk to someone because I am sad, devastated and alone and don't know what to do at this point. I have been seeing this guy for about 1 1/2 year. On 12/5, he was admitted to the hospital and just yesterday I found out... Read more »

Guilt, Fear & Broken

Posted by forgiveness1983, 3 Replies
Hello everyone, I am at a loss and so I find myself here with nowhere else to go. Please don't judge me as it took alot of courage for me to register. I have nowhere else to turn to and pray you can help me.

Where to start.

I am a mum of two beautiful... 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 »

Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
As many of you know, I was diagnosed in September 1985 in Atlanta by the Red Cross after I gave blood at a company sponsored blood drive. I was lucky I found out early in my infection. I have always had the best of care since my diagnosis and... Read more »