Our expert says:
What you're describing does indeed sound like a Depression, and one which should respond well to proper treatment. Apart from CBT counselling, antidepressants are usually the mainstay of treatment. With any meds, the side-effects are usually worst in the first couple of weeks, and its usually worth persisting on them ; but also we vary in our sensitivity to side-effects from specific meds, so a different AD might well suit you better. If your medical aid is replenished, you could see a different psychiatrist for a re-assessment and a discussion of treatment options ; and mention your concern about costs, as some ADs are available in cheaper but otherwise equivalent generic versions.
Then you describe a number of efective reasons why you could be feeling miserable, including a recent bereavement, and marital problems.
Marriage counselling might help, but he sounds as though he'd be reluctant to sincerely try to work in this manner. If he imagines he caught HIV from a person like you who is HIV negative, and to have caught it from you before he even met you, then he's deeply into denial of plain facts.
Npobody is a "carrier" of HIV withou having the virus themselves. Just not possible.
Call Lifeline ( number on this page ) to have someone to talk to, and work towards getting the treatment you deserve to improve your depression and cope with your bereavement. When you are stronger in this way, youn will be better able to handle the problems this unpleasant man is causing for you
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