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Acute Stress Anxiety Or Hiv Symptoms
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Had test after 18 days , negative for STDs and HIV , can anxiety stress make you think you have HIV symptoms?
Can stress and anxiety imitate many hiv first stage symptoms? How common is it that people afraid of hiv after unprotected vaginal sex actually have?
See your doctor : Many people experience anxiety about having a sexually transmitted disease after engaging in intercourse. You may want to discuss this with your doctor who can test you. Hopefully this will ease your mind. If you continue to be anxious, you may want to see a therapist. ...Read more
Can anxiety and stress and sleep deprivation due to fear of an exposure which occured in reality cause real symptoms of HIV like white tongue,thrush?
Get tested : Stay calm and get tested. Hopefully the test is negative. The stress caused by anxiety over the possibility is real. However, you must take responsibility and get tested. That alone will make you feel better. And thankfully for HIV patients around the world, treatment has excellent results. Also, see an MD in Psychiatry for your stress and try cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Standard HIV screening tests actually test for the presence of antibodies that the body makes to fight the HIV virus. False negatives are most commonly due to testing too soon after exposure. The period of time for the body to make antobodies is called "the window period". It varies in each person, but it is usually between 3 to 6 months. ...Read more
Is anxiety causing my double vision because i was stressing out for 6months i thought i had HIV turns out i didn't i still have double vision?
I was stressing so much that i had HIV i found out that i don't have it. Out of no where i got physiological double vision now. Is it anxiety?
Neg Hiv Ag/Ab combo test at 16 weeks is conclusive?can somebody release my mind plz?terrible anxiety killing me.can stress or anthg affect the result?
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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