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Taking Xanax When You're Hiv Positive

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Telling Others You're HIV Positive

Special Situations People You May Have Exposed to HIV: It can be very difficult to disclose your status to sexual partners or people you shared needles with. However, it is very important that they know so they can decide to get tested and, if they test positive, get the health care they need. The Department of Health can tell people you might have exposed, without using your name. Employers: You may want to tell your employer if your HIV...
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Daily anxiety - with Xanax

Dear David, Three years ago I was diagnosed HIV positive. Soon after I began the treatment with Kivexa and Kaletra. At the moment my health is excellent. My only problem, which occurs on a regular basis (almost daily) is a strong anxiety spurt,...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
About 25% of people living with HIV experience at least one episode of anxiety in a 12-month period, so this can be a significant problem. Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin) are effective in the short term for reducing symptoms of... Read more »

Is Xanax controlling my life?

Dear Dr. Shernoff: I was diagnosed as HIV positive 2 years ago (by telephone) by a physician whom I had visited only twice. I was devastated by the news, and very angry that she told me in this manner, not offering any mental health couseling...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
You were clearly mistreated by the MD who told you about your HIV status. I am concerned that you were prescribed this medication without having a thorough psychiatric evaluation to determine in consultation with a psychiatrist whether you indeed... Read more »

Do Paxil or Xanax interfere with HIV testing?

I had an HIV test and was wondering if Paxil or Xanax would interfere in the ELISA test. My test result was negative at 6.5 months. I was taking both during the time I got tested. ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Not to my knowledge.... Read more »

wondering about the effect of certain drugs {xanax, percoset, marijuana} on a hiv+ ppl

hi dr. bob I was wondering about the effect that say a drug like zanax or adivan might have on the immune system of an hiv+ individual, and also i was wondering the same about percoset and vicoden. i'm not sure if you have or can tell me the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dude,Xanax, Ativan, Percocet, Vicodin, booze and marijuana!?!? Wow, now that's what I call a potent drug cocktail! To answer your question, the prescription drugs taken in recommended doses and the non-prescription stuff taken in moderation... Read more »
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xanax

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I started taking xanax about 4 months ago because I couldn't
handle knowing that I had a known exposure to hiv and hepc
I am taking about five purple footballs a day. I know it's not
good to turn to drugs for your problems but I quit drinking
and felt... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies
http://www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Pozme
www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for those... Read more »

I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »