From the shock of diagnosis to the dilemma of disclosure. From facing stigma to dealing with grief. HIV comes with its share of mental challenges.
Is it any wonder that a significant number of people with HIV suffer from mental health problems?
Living with anxiety or depression adds to the burden of illness. It reduces quality of life and can even have a serious impact on treatment adherence. So, it makes sense to do what you can to calm your mind.
Fortunately, there are many options for preventing and managing anxiety and depression. No ‘one-size-fits-all’ , so you have to find what works for you. Scan this page for ideas on techniques you might like to adopt.
Also talk to your doctor. They may suggest antidepressant medication or refer you on to a therapist.
Also see Brain health.