Psychological Effects Of HIV
The low immune system presence leaves plenty of room for opportunistic diseases – “Infections that arise in the …show more content…
During this time, the psychological effects are still overwhelming. Stress is likely to increase as loss of social support, employment, managing medication, grief of loss, and discrimination take place (Mental Health, 2014). Since there is much stigma attached to HIV/AIDS, the person will suffer from harsh judgement from most people. Loss of social normalcy will lead to feelings of isolation. It is normal to grieve after discovering the disease because of the societal stigma. The person has to now take up a complicated and varied health routine in order to combat the spread of the virus, all with varied symptoms.
If the virus is caught too late, and the person is now in the final stages of HIV, the person might have to come to grip with their mortality sooner than normal. The person might feel anger or depression at the realization of their predicament. The person is likely to suffer from a host of disorders including anxiety and mood disorders. The person will struggle with the choice of telling people of their condition or keeping it a secret as to avoid any social