What Physical Effects Does Hiv Have On A Person

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...HIV treatment is readily available, HIV is now considered a chronic disease, much like diabetes. But unlike diabetes, there's still a ton of stigma attached to being HIV positive. Even though having HIV doesn't make you a bad person, unfortunately there are many people -most of them ignorant of the facts about HIV -- that still discriminate against HIVers simply because of their status. HIV treatment has changed drastically in the past 15...
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Experiencing HIV Treatment side-effect symptoms when not in treatment

This person I know is relative healthy and her cell counts are extremely high. However, for the past 3 weeks, she has been experiencing HIV Treatment side effects symptoms (low platelet count, severe headaches, diabetes, stomached and more.) The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...you list. Certainly stress and many other medical problems can cause those symptoms often with little to no relationship to HIV infection so a good history and physical examination would be recommended. KH Read more »


What emotional effects do HIV/AIDS do to you? Do you suffer from anger or stress or something?and what is the physiological effects it can do to you??
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...seek help from a mental health professional or other medical professional.HIV can also cause physical changes that affect a person's emotional state, behavior or thinking abilities. For the most part, the physiologic effects of HIV on the brain... Read more »


What are the effects of of having HIV or another STD on the Physical and Emotional well being of an individual?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...This is an excellent question. Since the effects of a diagnosis of HIV are significant on the emotional well being of a person and may have significant long-term effects on physical health, I recommend Read more »

Longitudinal studies on the health effects for those HIV Positive?

Could you reference any research into the effects of HIV [physical, emotional and mental] for persons who are Positive over a long period for example, one of my clients is now into her 15th year.
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am sorry but I am not a researcher and am not current with what research there may be in this important area. Michael Shernoff, MSW Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is not a sign... Read more »
Mid-Atlantic ADA & IT Information Center

Questions and Answers: The ADA and Persons With HIV/AIDS

...substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. Persons with HIV disease, both symptomatic and asymptomatic, have physical impairments that substantially... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

... Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing MCMD and HAD Treatment for MCMD and HAD Help for Memory Problems Taking Care Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...physical activity. One study found that diet and exercise leading to 5 to 7 percent weight loss (about 10 to 14 pounds in a person who weighs 200 pounds) lowered the rate of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent. Study participants lost weight by... Read more »