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Pain highly prevalent among people with HIV and has a major impact on mental health, quality of life, employment and use of healthcare

Pain is very common among people living with HIV (PLWH) and has a major impact on quality of life and use of healthcare resources, investigators from the

Published
17 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Combined treatment for smoking cessation, anxiety and depression more effective than smoking cessation alone

A randomised control trial published in The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes by researchers in Boston found that an integrated cognitive-behavioural treatment approach aiming to target

Published
17 October 2018
By
Krishen Samuel
Internet-based intervention effective in the treatment of depression in people living with HIV

An online self-help intervention is effective in the treatment of mild to moderate depressive symptoms in people with HIV, according to a randomised clinical trial conducted in the

Published
16 October 2018
By
Alain Volny-Anne
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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Loneliness associated with poorer cognitive function, mental health and physical health in older people with HIV

Loneliness in older HIV-positive adults is associated with reduced cognitive function as well as poorer mental and physical health, according to Canadian research presented to the recent

Published
25 September 2018
By
Michael Carter
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 ...

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10 August 2018
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Pharmacy Times
Efavirenz does not increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or depression in Ugandan adults

Treatment with the antiretroviral drug efavirenz did not increase the risk of depressive symptoms or suicidal thoughts in adults living with HIV in Uganda when

Published
29 June 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
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
HIV-related factors not associated with increased risk of suicide among people with HIV in France

Approximately 4% of deaths among people with HIV in France are due to suicide, investigators report in HIV Medicine. Suicide incidence remained stable over 13

Published
27 June 2018
By
Michael Carter
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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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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