Anxiety, stress and depression can cause inflammation. Such as might result from endless detailing of research into HIV and all the things that could go wrong and all the things that might be necessary or might not, for that matter. Don't know how far you are going in your learning project but there comes a point where one puts it aside for the most part, and puts one's energy into life and living well. Friends, lovers, family and JOB. Job is really important, if one works, that is.
Most of us diagnosed in recent years should be planning on middle age and retirement and the thing one wants is financial security and a sense of a life lived well.