Symptoms Of Severe Hiv Anxiety

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and can prevent HIV drugs from entering the system and fighting HIV. It's best to report these symptoms to your health care provider to determine if...
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Possible infection in Africa negative tests and severe symptoms

Dear Dr Bob,Thank you for your incredible work I wish I had experienced only a fraction of your sensitivity and commitment from the numerous doctors I have seen in the past 3 months that my symptoms last:Persistent headache, Sleep disorders and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...psychosomatic illness. Psychosomatic illness can and does cause very real symptoms. Many of your symptoms are very consistent with anxiety.Is there any chance you have not contracted HIV? Absofrickenlutely! In fact your repeatedly negative tests... Read more »

Anxiety Ridden

I was tested for HIV about a year and a half ago. I did not have unprotected sex with anyone but I have always had severe anxiety and worried about everything from cancer to HIV even before I was sexually active. I did the cheek swab and it came...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You should go and get tested again.The symptoms you are experiencing are caused by anxiety. Read more »

HIV+ and anxiety

I have friend who has been HIV+ for I believe 4 years now. His numbers are good and he is on HIV meds. His viral load is undectable and his CD4 count is quite good.The issue . . . he seems to be suffering from increasing anxiety, not wanting to...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, this is not a common symptom related to HIV. Your friend appears to be suffering from some form of severeanxiety or depression, possibly agoraphobia. I recommend that you help him to get to a consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist Read more »


Recently, I had an encounter with a female commercial sex worker in Thailand.She and I engaged in vaginal intercourse, I did use two US latex condoms and neither appeared tobreak. I was very upset and distraught about the entire experience, it had...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...for a week or so, then go away bythemselves. They do NOT persist for weeks or months. Some people whoacquire HIV may have severe flu-like symptoms due to Acute Viral Syndrome. In other people with HIV, these symptoms may be very mild. In still... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...drugs are mild, like a headache or an upset stomach. In some cases, more serious side effects can happen, like liver damage or a severe skin rash. Side effects are most common during the first four to six weeks you are taking a new HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...mild cognitive (mental function) problems including difficulty concentrating, confusion, and memory loss. In some cases more severeHIV-associated dementia can occur. HIV-Associated Brain Problems Minor cognitive problems are not uncommon... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...HIVdisease, are also more likely to develop dysplasia as a result of HPV. Dysplasia is a pre-cancerous condition. It is often more severe anddifficult to treat in HIV+ women than in HIV-negative women. Untreateddysplasia can lead to cervical... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...and some quite toxic. What can one expect when coming down or withdrawing from meth? "Crashing" from meth often entails severe anergia , or lack of energy, and massive anhedonia , a sustained lack of motivation to perform normal tasks and... Read more »
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