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Survivors Guilt Hiv Depression

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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 »

Cognitive Issues for 16yr HIV survivor

I'M WORRIED THAT THE HIV HAS TAKEN CONTROL OVER SOME OF MY COGNITIVE AREAS. LAST 12 MONTHS, I HAVE... Read more »

HIV Long Time Survivor

Ive been HIV+ for 25 years. My Cd4 count is around 500 and my Viral Load undetectable. I very often... 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 »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Depressed? Symptoms of depression include: Changes in appetite or weight Aches or pains for no clear reason Feelings of sadness, guilt, and/or low self-worth Irritability Lack of interest or pleasure in activities Low sex drive Thoughts... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...or feeling slow and sluggish Problems concentrating Low sex drive Problems sleeping; waking very early or excessive sleeping Feeling guilty, worthless, or hopeless Decreased appetite or weight loss Overeating What Causes Depression? Some... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...(although healthier living becomes more important, and having safer sex is always critical). However, because of the stigma and guilt that still surrounds HIV, because HIV was so long thought of as a death sentence, and -- let's face it --... 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 »

Haunted by my own life

Posted by KMW1964, 7 Replies
I'm still here. I'm still technically alive. I've lost a dozen friends and two lovers. I've tested neg every January since 1988. I thought I had the grief under control, but I've really hit the wall. The horror is playing out over and over in my... 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 »

Top Ten tips for banishing HIV WOES

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...spirits Words Patrick James 1 Be good to yourself Society puts so many negative connotations on HIV, its easy to develop guilt and self-loathing. Remind yourself HIV is only a virus, not a moral judgment. Some of us may have been a bit daft... Read more »