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Thoughts And Emotions About Being Infected

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No where else to go and feeling like I deserve to be punished and die... please please help me Dr. Robert... my parents said that if I am gay they will disown me... (COMING OUT, 2010)

Dear Dr...I hope you can really help me alleviate my emotional stress. I've been freaking out and could not get any sleep. I don't know where to go because I'm scared that my parents will kick me out of the house an disown me if I come out and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...surprisingly accepting as well. By-and-large, I feel more secure in this group (past[Key West, San Fran] and current) because it feels like the acceptance and security are strong and long-lasting.Thank you, though, for starting the snowball... Read more »

Feeling down

Hi Dr. Horwarth. I'm a 22yo male from Argentina, who is currently feeling very depressed about his... Read more »

Feeling depressed all the time from HIV thoughts

Hi I am really sorry to send you this but I have been really worried and after you have read my... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gay Men's Perceptions of Sexually Transmissible Infections and Their Experiences of Diagnosis: "Part of the Way of Life" to Feeling "Dirty and Ashamed"

...and regular testing. "Despite the relative lack of concern attributed to STIs, being diagnosed with an STI could generate feelings of shame, embarrassment, and annoyance," the team wrote. Among some respondents, educational campaigns to... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

How Does It Feel?

...deeply interconnected. He had started to realize that his physical (medical) condition was always going to be affected by his emotions and thoughts -- no matter how much he tried to avoid them. Once Larry knew he couldn't become physically... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

River Huston -- I Feel Good!

...and looks at my newly svelte bod. Then all serious, "You're all right, aren't you?" Oh yeah! For the first time in 18 years I feel all right. I explain how the AIDS cured my other terminal illness. All I have to do is take a handful of pills... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pickett Fences: Can You Feel What I Feel?

...anyone can begin to really understand our pain our anguish our release and our joy? Before anyone can have the opportunity to feel what we feel, to empathize, to try our shoes on for size, to begin to really, truly understand? Do we wipe our... Read more »
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Feeling down?

Posted by BackToReality, 2 Replies
...Finally the truth is 16 years ago. I don't wanna judge him, i understand it's not easy, but still.. he didn't treat me well. It feels like he wanted to get the satisfaction.. someone wants him. Dunno what happened.. he stepped back, even when i... Read more »

Feel Like what's the point

Posted by MIADA, 5 Replies
...lips and bitterly shake my head and know that I can't go back, and I can't trade my eyes, cause no one would want em anyway. I feel like Screaming but I can't. What's the point? I feel like Crying/Sobbing/Wailing but I can't What's the point? Read more »

Professional in NY feeling alone

Posted by Phoenix1012, 22 Replies
...area to complete my degree. My dreams have finally come true but now I have to deal with this. I have told very few people and feel alone. I tried a support group while I was living in NJ but I just didn't feel that I could relate to these folks.... Read more »

feeling different

Posted by Anonymous, 20 Replies
...undetectable and my t cells are up. The problem is I have really felt different since I have aquired this disease and I always feel like nobody understands what I am going through. I was dating someone who is negative and he couldn't deal with my... Read more »