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Emotional Health and HIV

Posted on March 26, 2018

Since discovering I was HIV positive, life has been a roller coaster ride. Between the emotions, the questions and the uncertainty, it can become overwhelming. - A member of myHIVteam

On myHIVteam, the social network and online support group for those living with HIV, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Emotional health is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about emotional health:

"Does anyone else get/have gotten severe anxiety symptoms from HIV medications?"
"How do you cope with depression and HIV?"
"Do any of you take antidepressants in addition to your HIV meds?"

Here are a few conversations about emotional health:


Just wanna ask: how do I come to terms that I'm different now?
Lost all my teeth in 2012.

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Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myHIVteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

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