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Psychological Cocktail with HIV and Different Ways to Reconstruct Post-HIV Self


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1 Department of Psychology, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
     

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This study attempts to emphasize the importance and need of clinical counseling in dealing with consequences of post HIV self. Post HIV self may face psychological disorders with symptoms like stress, anger, frustration, anxiety, depression, and chronic psycho-somatic disorder. Many stressors work together with post HIV self. Post HIV self may be affected by chronic physical pain, discrimination, stigma, abuse, rejection and sudden loss of fundamental human rights. People living with HIV also may encounter emotional and social isolation due to losing their independency and depending on others. People living with HIV survive personally and socially in the uncertainty because of their dependency on timing and nature of treatment, progression of disease, daily life style, economic status and approach to health care center. Many people living with HIV are simultaneously coping with grief from already having lost loved ones to AIDS. These kinds of incidents make them hopeless and influence them negatively. They assume that one day they will also die like their loved one and nobody can stop to happen this. There is an urgent need to improve psychological services for people with HIV so that people living with HIV may get better psychological health. In this connection, this paper suggests some ways to reconstruct post HIV self and over come from psychological cocktail. Various recent researches also emphasized that post HIV self may be enhanced by joining HIV/AIDS support group and spiritual group, appropriate knowledge of disease and medication, meditation, prayer, regular exercises, attending HIV related events/workshops, self acceptance, stress management strategies and getting employment etc.

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Psychological Cocktail, HIV Self.
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Rajesh Bhatt
Department of Psychology, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

Abstract


This study attempts to emphasize the importance and need of clinical counseling in dealing with consequences of post HIV self. Post HIV self may face psychological disorders with symptoms like stress, anger, frustration, anxiety, depression, and chronic psycho-somatic disorder. Many stressors work together with post HIV self. Post HIV self may be affected by chronic physical pain, discrimination, stigma, abuse, rejection and sudden loss of fundamental human rights. People living with HIV also may encounter emotional and social isolation due to losing their independency and depending on others. People living with HIV survive personally and socially in the uncertainty because of their dependency on timing and nature of treatment, progression of disease, daily life style, economic status and approach to health care center. Many people living with HIV are simultaneously coping with grief from already having lost loved ones to AIDS. These kinds of incidents make them hopeless and influence them negatively. They assume that one day they will also die like their loved one and nobody can stop to happen this. There is an urgent need to improve psychological services for people with HIV so that people living with HIV may get better psychological health. In this connection, this paper suggests some ways to reconstruct post HIV self and over come from psychological cocktail. Various recent researches also emphasized that post HIV self may be enhanced by joining HIV/AIDS support group and spiritual group, appropriate knowledge of disease and medication, meditation, prayer, regular exercises, attending HIV related events/workshops, self acceptance, stress management strategies and getting employment etc.

Keywords


Psychological Cocktail, HIV Self.