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I have anxiety and every symptom i think of happen to me. I think of HIV and aids symptoms and then i feel them. And it makes my anxiety really bad?

I have anxiety and every symptom i think of happen to me. I think of HIV and aids symptoms and then i feel them. And it makes my anxiety really bad?

Anxiety/Imagination: http://youtu.be/kyjdekjiaog check out this video.... One of the best discussions on worry, anxiety, and stress. Your brain can turn anxiety into calmness but you might need a good counselor to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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Can anxiety and stress cause HIV symptoms?

Can anxiety and stress cause HIV symptoms?

No: Although HIV have to do with immune systems but unless you engage in risky exposure because of stress and anxiety., one does not cause the other by themselves. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety lead to HIV symptoms?

Can stress and anxiety lead to HIV symptoms?

No, except...: ...Insofar as that under stress and anxiety people tend to engage in riskier, tension relieving activity. ...Read more

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Are there similar symptoms of anxiety and hiv?

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None: There are no specific symptoms of HIV that overlap with anxiety. If you are anxious over the possibility of having hiv, go get tested! ...Read more

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How you know if you git HIV or anxiety symptoms?

How you know if you git HIV or anxiety symptoms?

Both are possible: It is possible to be both hiv+ and have anxiety symptoms -- one doesn't rule out the other. You can get tested for HIV through your family physician's office. That would be the best idea, so you can get help and support for either condition. There are also public resources for HIV testing: http://hivtest.Cdc.Gov/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer, hiv, and anxiety problems?

What are the symptoms of cancer, hiv, and anxiety problems?

A lot of questions: I cannot really provide a brief answer for symptoms of cancer and hiv, as that covers a lot of territory. Naturally, one could become highly emotional, upset, anxious and depressed when given the diagnosis of any severe disease which can be life threatening. I would add, that most centers which deal with such diseases, have support groups which can be highly beneficial to lower anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have HIV ars symptoms after 6 weeks of exposure? How conclusive is HIV RNA and combo at 23.5 days? Acute anxiety, please help!!!

Be tested!: It's pretty clear that you need to be tested. Also, you need to prevent exposure - safe sex is the only kind of sex that makes sense for so many reasons. While being tested, ask your questions and learn how to take care of yourself. Life will be less anxiety provoking when you do. ...Read more

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Had test after 18 days , negative for STDs and HIV , can anxiety stress make you think you have HIV symptoms?

Had test after 18 days , negative for STDs and HIV , can anxiety stress make you think you have HIV symptoms?

That is possible.: Are you using safe sex? Using unsafe approaches to sex can certainly heighten std fears (; increase std risk as well). Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Anxiety: can cause a dry mouth. ( flight or fight response) Candida albicans causes thrush. a simple test can confirm the latter. Taking antibiotics can increase your risk of getting thrush (kill off the normal bacterial flora) If you think you have thrush have it looked at and get it treated. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat this anxiety of hiv?

What can I do to treat this anxiety of hiv?

Find out: If you are feeling anxious about whether or not you have become HIV positive, find out. Testing is usually free through your local health department. Then you can seek treatment appropriate for your status if needed. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my anxiety about HIV and health issues?

Knowledge: Knowledge and psychotherapy can help allay anxiety about HIV and medical issues. Knowledge is power. Anxiety is often due 2 ignorance when it comes 2medical issues. People can reduce the likelihood of contracting diseases like HIV by practicing safe precautions in intimate relations. If u think u have been exposed talk 2 your doctor fond out whether u have contracted it if not speak 2 a therapist. ...Read more

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What are the ways that couples with differnt HIV statuses deal with the anxiety of sex?

What are the ways that couples with differnt HIV statuses deal with the anxiety of sex?

Mixed-Status Couples: Ongoing communication, knowledge-seeking & negotiation r key 4 "mixed-status" - couples - those consisting of a person who's hiv-negative & one who's hiv-positive. They live w/ frightening possibilities, incl the possibility that one partner could infect/become infected by the other; the possibility that one might have 2 take care of the other; etc. Resource materials: http://bit.Ly/10jznp5. ...Read more

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I am having severe anxiety over the prospect of having hiv. I intitally tested negative but how accurate are results after 4 weeks from "exposure"?

Accurate after: You can request another test at 3 months after exposure. By that time 97% of people who are infected with HIV will test positive with the rapid antibody test. Make sure to use condoms and check for tears before wearing them. ...Read more

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I saw from the HIV related sites all the HIV tests are not 100% accurate then when we can be sure we don't have HIV 100% sorry for asking again anxiety?

I saw from the HIV related sites all the HIV tests are not 100% accurate then when we can be sure we don't have HIV 100% sorry for asking again anxiety?

Driving U-Self Crazy: If there is in any way doubt about an HIV test then you must get a second test. There is no statistical way that two tests could be falsely inaccurate. ...Read more

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Is there anything that will cause a false neg HIV test? Meds? Stress? Anxiety? Fasting? Anything?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more