The science world is constantly coming up with new discoveries and unfolding many different viruses and infections but the top sexually transmitted infection, HIV, still has many mysterious angles to it. There are always more questions than answers in the medical field but does a HIV infected person experience psychological complications? Research is primarily reported on how the infection is spread throughout the body and the dangers of it developing into the disease, AIDS. Patients with HIV/AIDS undergo pain so I decided to focus on the mental stress that is developed as this patient travels along this path of infection. As the population, studies make very clear on how one can get infected and the common treatments to stabilize the virus and of course, how to prevent it but no one ever talk about the possibility of how the patients suffer emotionally. It is often a higher than normal chance to find HIV/AIDS infected patients to show signs of psychiatric disorders (Douaihy 2007). Some of the symptoms show depression, such as hopelessness, negativism, and anxiety, and to the physical symptoms, including difficulty in sleeping and poor appetite (Douaihy 2007). Although these are commonly developed, it is important to recognize and help the person going through this. Social support can be a strong point in the patient’s life to help them through the therapies and possible procedures to keep the virus stable rather than it spreading through the body and eventually developing into the incurable disease, AIDS. It has been shown that antiretroviral therapies are effective and HIV/AIDS patients that are going through this “treatment” are living longer as the need to better understand the pain syndromes is increasing (Douaihy 2007).