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  • 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
  • LGB-Focused Resources Help Stressed Teens Cope

    Imagining a better future isn't enough to help LGB teens deal with stress related to their sexual orientation, new research finds. However well-intentioned the idea, "It Gets Better" is not the best coping strategy for teens dealing with stress related to their sexual orientation, and, in some cases, it may even do more harm than good, according to a new study led by University of Arizona researcher Russell Toomey. A better method, according to the research, is for teens to seek out organizations, activities and resources focused specifically on the gay, lesbian and bisexual community.

    16 May 2017 | Univesity of Arizona
  • Teaching happiness to men with HIV boosts their health

    When individuals recently diagnosed with HIV were coached to practice skills to help them experience positive emotions, the result was less HIV in their blood and lower antidepressant use, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

    18 April 2017 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Having Sex With Poz Men Helped Kick My Fear of HIV

    The fear of contracting HIV has run my life for what feels like forever, and I’m not willing to let it control me any longer.

    23 August 2016 | The Advocate
  • Why being gay or bisexual gets easier with age: risk of suicide is SIX times higher in younger men

    Young gay and bisexual men are twice as likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than older people with same sexuality, a study has found. Those under the age of 26 were six times more likely to attempt suicide or self harm compared to men over 45. But living in London or with a partner were both found to boost mental health.

    27 April 2016 | Daily Mail
  • Discovering Your Sexual Personality In a New Era of HIV

    For the first time in generations, we have a chance to reclaim our sexual personality. For so long, sex brought death; now, sex can bring us to life again. Bur first, we have to re-teach our emotional brains. We have to break free from our chains and re-imagine our sexuality. How can we do this?

    20 February 2016 | BETA blog
  • Depression Is Teaming Up 
With HIV to Kill 
Black Gay Men. 
Can We Stop It?

    Black gay men, in particular, are bearing the brunt of these intersecting factors, leading them to experience higher rates of depression as well as increased HIV risks and negative health outcomes, including early death. Bottom line: Depression is teaming up with HIV to kill black gay men. But why?

    15 February 2016 | HIVPlus Mag
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