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Links between stigma, suicidal thoughts and less HIV testing in Nigerian men who have sex with men

Contemplating suicide – an indication of poor mental health and a risk factor for committing suicide – is much more common in Nigerian men who have sex

Published
31 December 2018
By
Krishen Samuel
Preventing HIV Among Young, Black Teens With Mental Illness

Each year, the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) honors nurses at the forefront of HIV research. This year, University of Pennsylvania associate professor Bridgette Brawner, Ph.D., APRN, won the Richard L. Sowell Article of the Year Award for her research on heterosexually active black teens with mental illness -- a group that's under-represented in HIV prevention campaigns.

Published
29 November 2018
From
The Body Pro
Stigma impairs cognition in men living with HIV

A new study has drawn a direct link between the amount of stigma men with HIV report experiencing and their scores on cognitive tests, measuring abilities such as memory and attention.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Reaching the men: who are the partners of the young women with HIV in South Africa?

In the high-prevalence countries of southern Africa, young women under 25 bear the brunt of the epidemic, with continued high rates of HIV infection. So

Published
05 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Experts: Don't Overlook Mental Health in People Living With HIV

HIV clinicians need to be aware that mental health affects every stage of HIV diagnosis and treatment, and manage issues just as they would any other comorbid condition, experts said here.

Published
01 November 2018
From
Medpage Today
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
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
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
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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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