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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
From
Healio
Study finds high burden of psychosocial issues among PEP users

74% had at least one psychosocial issue, including depression and/or problematic drug or alcohol use. Furthermore, nearly half of participants had more than one issue.

Published
15 June 2018
From
CATIE
Major depression worsens with age

Older age was associated with poorer major depressive disorder course, according to 2-year follow-up data published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

Published
11 June 2018
From
Healio Psychiatic Annals
How Are Early Members of ACT UP Adjusting Today?

A new study assesses the long-term impact of AIDS activism, including trauma, loss, posttraumatic growth and a belief in change.

Published
05 June 2018
From
Poz
Why Treating Major Depressive Disorder Improves Outcomes in HIV

Despite the prevalence of depression in people with HIV (estimates of up to 42%), few data exist on antidepressant efficacy in this population.

Published
04 May 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
What are the outcomes for adults who were born with HIV?

Among people who were born with HIV and have now transitioned to adult care at St Mary’s hospital in London, 80% have an undetectable viral load,

Published
25 April 2018
By
Roger Pebody
More time with depression increases the risk of death for women with HIV

Increased time living with depression is associated with a higher risk of death for women with HIV, according to US research published in Clinical Infectious

Published
11 April 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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