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New web resource for sexual health, mental health and drug use

A website providing the LGBTI community with information on drug use as well as sexual and mental health will be launched in Melbourne this week. The website describes a large number of drugs, how they are ingested and what the effects are, both short term and long term.

Published
24 November 2015
From
Gay News Network
Study reveals potential challenges for scaling up of HCV therapy in UK

A large proportion of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the UK have co-morbidities, hazardous use of drugs and alcohol and are taking medications that

Published
24 November 2015
By
Michael Carter
Asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment in people with HIV does predict later neurocognitive symptoms

People with HIV who showed evidence of asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment at study entry were nearly twice as likely to progress to symptomatic HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders as those with

Published
11 September 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
"I think about killing myself every day" - young gay men and suicide

Jake, 26 says: "I was amazed to find out that the number one killer of young gay men was not HIV, it’s suicide, but yet it seems all the gay community talks about is HIV and STIs. You want to talk about stigma? Try telling someone you are depressed and suicidal."

Published
10 September 2015
From
GMFA
People with HIV Suffer from Depression Caused by Shame, Trauma, Substance Abuse

From women who need to address past trauma to young people addicted to street drugs, all people with HIV need support to fight depression. HIV is still a jarring enough diagnosis to plunge a patient into depression. With a chronic condition like HIV, depression can fuel additional problems, such as failure to take life-saving antiretroviral medications. In a day and age when the disease is manageable, it pains mental health professionals to see HIV-positive patients in the depths of depression. When depression is paired with HIV, the two diseases can feed off of one another.

Published
08 September 2015
From
Healthline.com
High rate of mental health issues found among some PEP users

Researchers in Boston found that people who sought PEP had a high rate of mental health issues. The Boston team strongly encourages healthcare providers who prescribe PEP to screen and treat potential patients for mental health issues.

Published
26 August 2015
From
CATIE
Chemsex in the city - it’s every gay man for himself

Addressing HIV in our communities, starts with brotherhood, caring about our lovers’ well-being, looking out for each other, not just the individual looking out for himself.

Published
05 August 2015
From
GMFA
Schizophrenia and HIV—Study underscores serious issues associated with dual diagnoses

Several studies have found that some people with HIV are more likely to have mental health issues compared to HIV-negative people. Most of these studies have focused on mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

Published
19 July 2015
From
CATIE
Depression strongly associated with risky sex in UK gay men

HIV-negative gay men who have several symptoms of depression are more likely to report sex without a condom, according to a study presented to the British

Published
02 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
People who don’t tell anyone else their HIV status have as good health outcomes as other people living with HIV

A large survey of people attending HIV clinics in the UK has found that those individuals who chose not to disclose their HIV status to other people

Published
01 May 2015
By
Roger Pebody
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