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  • 'The magic of cinema': the club supporting older people with HIV

    The Terrence Higgins Trust initiative aims to combat loneliness and encourage discussion through a shared love of film.

    21 February 2018 | The Guardian
  • Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer

    A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, says a new Michigan State University study.

    07 February 2018 | Michigan State University
  • What is AIDS Survivor Syndrome?

    Last November, long-term survivors in San Francisco—and other interested community members—gathered to hear Ron Stall, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh, present his research on AIDS Survivor Syndrome.

    02 February 2018 | BETA blog
  • Social Connectedness and HIV: Strategies for Better Health

    As medications for HIV improve longevity, other psychosocial factors such as social isolation have greater negative impact on the overall well-being of people living with HIV. The health benefits of improved social connectedness are well documented.

    07 January 2018 | The Body
  • All Nurses Are Mental Health Nurses

    "All nurses are mental health nurses," said Jeffrey G. Miller, D.N.P., APNP, ACRN, speaking about his 30 years of experience treating HIV and comorbid health concerns on Nov. 2 at the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference. During Miller's presentation, he reviewed the importance of understanding that mental health, like HIV, is treatable with a combination-treatment approach comprising therapy, support groups, and medication management.

    20 December 2017 | The Body Pro
  • Psychological impact of PrEP: beyond efficacy and cost-effectiveness

    The impact of PrEP on quality of life in reducing HIV-related anxiety and more dynamic and fulfilled sex lives is potentially as important as hard endpoints for reduced HIV infections. Mitzy Gafos presented experiences from using PrEP as part of the UK PROUD study, based on semi-structured interviews with 41 participants.

    06 October 2017 | HIV i-Base
  • Chronic pain common in people living with HIV

    HIVMA comprehensive guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV, offering multidisciplinary treatment focusing on non-drug options.

    14 September 2017 | EurekAlert
  • Yoga: re-discovering physical and mental balance after an HIV diagnosis

    In this blog, Silvia Petretti recalls how she started practising yoga, and how yoga has benefited her physical and mental health.

    12 September 2017 | Positively UK
  • Something for the weekend: one of the UK's first openly gay soldiers discusses his addiction to sex and drugs

    When James Wharton quit the army after a decade to retreat to a job in the City and a cosy home in Windsor with his husband and their two dogs, it seemed he’d found his happily ever after. He could have hardly predicted that a year later his marriage would have broken down, he’d be living in central London and be addicted to a combination of hookups and drugs known as chemsex.

    05 September 2017 | Independent
  • Nationwide service to tackle loneliness and self stigma among people with HIV launched in Scotland

    Peer Support Scotland, funded by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, will bring together people living with HIV to share their experiences, knowledge and advice, to support others diagnosed with the virus, boosting self-esteem and combating isolation.

    20 June 2017 | Terrence Higgins Trust
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