Intimate partner violence (IPV) among men who have sex with men (MSM) is linked to greater risk of mental and physical health symptoms, substance misuse, and sexually transmitted infections, according to a research article published in PLOS Medicine.
05 March 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
People receiving care for mental illness are four times more likely to have HIV than the general population, and many are unaware of their status.
27 February 2014 | AIDSMeds
This issue addresses some of the complex and evolving mental health needs of older adults living with HIV.
21 February 2014 | American Psychological Association
Researchers in the European Union and Australia conducted research into perceived barriers to starting ART. A primary barrier for HIV-positive people is not feeling sufficiently unwell or having symptoms. Doctors delayed initiation of ART when they perceived patients to be suffering from depression, if there was substance use or if they believed that patients did not understand the need to adhere to HIV medicines.
19 February 2014 | CATIE
In a new study, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health report that HIV-positive men whose moods improved in a given week were more likely to have safe sex than they would in a normal week. In weeks where moods were worse than usual, they were more likely to have unprotected sex. Results appear online in the journal Health Psychology.
04 February 2014 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
After almost dying from AIDS in 1994, I choose to pass on a hopeful vision filled with joy and possibility, but that doesn't mean that I have not also lived through loss and challenges. I am committed to radical happiness.
13 January 2014 | Huffington Post
Research shows that gays and lesbians are happier after coming out. It is often a relief to be open about our sexual orientation and not to have to hide who we are, which can be stressful and worrying. Indeed keeping your sexual orientation hidden can be detrimental to our mental health and has even been linked to higher rates of suicide amongst gay and bisexual, even in what are seen as forward thinking countries such as Sweden.
In contrast, being out can help give us the space to be honest and acknowledge our feelings and form a positive minority sexual identity, which can help self-esteem and improve our relationships with family, partners, friends and work colleagues.
02 January 2014 | GMI Partnership
A large US randomized control trial of the impact on STI risk of HIV risk reduction counselling in conjunction with the HIV test challenges the view that pre-test counselling constitutes an efficient use of limited resources – at least in the US setting.
02 January 2014 | BMJ
“Seventy percent of the studies that are being published in gay men’s health today are focused on HIV, and I think this is really problematic,” said Phillip L. Hammack of the University of California. He noted that estimated rates of depression among American gay men rival HIV rates but they’re given unequal research attention. “From my perspective, we are stuck in an AIDS paradigm for thinking about gay men’s health and we’re really struggling to get out of it.”
06 November 2013 | Straight
British charity The Samaritans have revealed how thousands of calls to the listening service are from men confused, depressed or even suicidal over their sexuality.
25 October 2013 | Gay Star News