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Psychosocial Factors Associated With Persistent Pain in HIV

A meta-analysis and literature review, published in Pain, found moderate evidence supporting an association between pain outcomes in people with HIV and several psychosocial factors, such as depression, psychologic distress, post-traumatic stress, drug abuse, sleep disturbance, reduced antiretroviral therapy adherence, healthcare use, missed HIV clinic visits, unemployment, and protective psychologic factors.

Published
26 September 2018
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Infectious Disease Advisor
Patients With HIV Who Develop Depression Are Unlikely to Seek Treatment

Pharmacy TimesPatients With HIV Who Develop Depression Are Unlikely to Seek TreatmentPharmacy TimesThe study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, examined the association between the length of time a patient remains depressed and care outcomes among 5927 HIV-positive adult patients. Participants took multiple depressive severity assessments that were ...

Published
10 August 2018
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Pharmacy Times
Feeling horny and sexy at Pride? We need to talk about chemsex too

OPINION: This pride season we need to talk about the gay and bi men getting high and horny – they deserve our compassion. As renowned play The Chemsex Monologues comes to the all-new Above the Stag Theatre for the Pride in London 2018 festival, writer Patrick Cash reflects on how he first came across chemsex. The Chemsex Monologues follow four people with interconnecting stories on the high and horny scene.

Published
27 June 2018
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Gay Star News
No association found between efavirenz, suicide risk

Contrary to previous findings, individuals with HIV treated with efavirenz demonstrated no increased risk for suicidal ideation or depression, according to new research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Published
26 June 2018
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Healio
Study finds high burden of psychosocial issues among PEP users

74% had at least one psychosocial issue, including depression and/or problematic drug or alcohol use. Furthermore, nearly half of participants had more than one issue.

Published
15 June 2018
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CATIE
Major depression worsens with age

Older age was associated with poorer major depressive disorder course, according to 2-year follow-up data published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

Published
11 June 2018
From
Healio Psychiatic Annals
How Are Early Members of ACT UP Adjusting Today?

A new study assesses the long-term impact of AIDS activism, including trauma, loss, posttraumatic growth and a belief in change.

Published
05 June 2018
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Poz
Why Treating Major Depressive Disorder Improves Outcomes in HIV

Despite the prevalence of depression in people with HIV (estimates of up to 42%), few data exist on antidepressant efficacy in this population.

Published
04 May 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
More evidence shows Sustiva increases risk for suicidal behavior

Patients with HIV on a Sustiva-containing ART regimen had a threefold increased risk for suicidal behavior compared with ART-naive patients, according to recent data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
26 March 2018
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Healio
UK Adolescents with Perinatally-Acquired HIV Are Not at Increased Risk of Anxiety, Depression

Adolescents and Adults Living with Perinatal HIV (AALPHI) is an ongoing study in the United Kingdom that follows a cohort of young people with perinatally-acquired HIV (PHIV) and a control group of HIV-affected youth, who have a parent, sibling, or other household member living with HIV.

Published
24 March 2018
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MD Magazine
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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