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HIV-positive gay and bisexual men have increased risk of hospitalisation with anxiety and mood disorders, a risk factor for later mortality

HIV-positive gay and bisexual men are almost ten times more likely to be hospitalised because of mood and anxiety disorders than men in the general population, according

Published
07 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
Depression increases risk of heart attack for adults with HIV

Major depression is associated with an increased risk of heart attack for middle-aged HIV-positive people, investigators from the United States report in JAMA Cardiology. Overall, presence of

Published
30 August 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV Survivors Face Their Own Vietnam

My stepfather came back from Vietnam in the mid-1970s, a broken man with post-traumatic stress disorder and health complications that grew direr the older he got. I was talking with my friend Scott recently and couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the two men, veterans of wars they didn’t want to participate in, both still suffering from PTSD. Scott never served in the military. He is a veteran of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and ’90s, that first wave of battle before the enemy was known but not before his comrades were all killed.

Published
30 August 2016
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The Advocate
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.

Published
23 August 2016
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The Advocate
Efavirenz appears to be associated with elevated suicide risk in START trial

Participants in the START treatment-timing trial who took antiretroviral regimens containing efavirenz had an increased risk of suicidal and self-injuring behaviour than those not using efavirenz, though

Published
10 August 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Gay and bisexual people really do have poorer mental health, national US health survey shows

The inclusion, for the first time, of a question about sexual orientation in a regularly-conducted national health survey in the US has allowed researchers to establish that

Published
01 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
South Africa: Depression risks and HIV – A major problem largely ignored

Depression is a major issue in South Africa among people living with HIV, but has received little attention. New studies have highlighted strong links between HIV-AIDS and mental illness including depression, heightened risks of violence faced by children affected by the virus, and some ways to tackle the problem.

Published
09 June 2016
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Medical Brief
A National Nurse-led Audit of the Standards for Psychological Support for Adults Living with HIV

NHIVNA is delighted to announce its first audit, which is a national clinical audit of psychological support and emotional well-being among adults with HIV infection in the UK.

Published
23 May 2016
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National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA)
Poor mental health more commonly experienced by gay and bisexual men who are younger, poorer, less educated or black

While it is well established that men who have sex with men are more likely to experience poor mental and emotional health than other men,

Published
20 May 2016
By
Roger Pebody
High prevalence of geriatric conditions in HIV-positive patients aged over 50 in San Francisco

Older HIV-positive patients have a high prevalence of multiple age-related problems, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune

Published
05 May 2016
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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