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  • 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 ...

    10 August 2018 | Pharmacy Times
  • Fast Track Cities Quality of Life Survey

    We invite people living with HIV in 29 cities to complete a 10-minute online survey that will can assist us in better understanding the quality of life issues that impact urban AIDS responses. Your name will remain anonymous, but through your input you will have a positive effect on the quality of life of the global community of people living with HIV. The 29 cities include Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Bamako, Bangkok, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dar es Salaam, Denver, Durban, Geneva, Kingston, Lisbon, Libreville, Madrid, Melbourne, Miami, Montréal, Nairobi, New Orleans, New York City, Oakland, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, San Francisco, and Santiago. UK Fast Track cities (Brighton and London) can fill it in by checking "other".

    09 August 2018 | IAPAC
  • 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.

    05 June 2018 | Poz
  • We need to talk about how Grindr is affecting gay men’s mental health

    As a gay psychiatrist who studies gender and sexuality, I’m thrilled with the huge strides we’ve made over the past decade to bring gay relationships into the mainstream...But I’m worried by the rise of the underground digital bathhouse. Apps like Grindr, with 3 million daily active users, and others like Scruff and Jack’d, are designed to help gay men solicit sex, often anonymously, online. I am all for sexual liberation, but I can’t stop wondering if these apps also have a negative effect on gay men’s mental health.

    05 April 2018 | Vox
  • 'The magic of cinema': the club supporting older people with HIV

    The Terrence Higgins Trust initiative aims to combat loneliness and encourage discussion through a shared love of film.

    21 February 2018 | The Guardian
  • Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer

    A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, says a new Michigan State University study.

    07 February 2018 | Michigan State University
  • What is AIDS Survivor Syndrome?

    Last November, long-term survivors in San Francisco—and other interested community members—gathered to hear Ron Stall, PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh, present his research on AIDS Survivor Syndrome.

    02 February 2018 | BETA blog
  • Social Connectedness and HIV: Strategies for Better Health

    As medications for HIV improve longevity, other psychosocial factors such as social isolation have greater negative impact on the overall well-being of people living with HIV. The health benefits of improved social connectedness are well documented.

    07 January 2018 | The Body
  • All Nurses Are Mental Health Nurses

    "All nurses are mental health nurses," said Jeffrey G. Miller, D.N.P., APNP, ACRN, speaking about his 30 years of experience treating HIV and comorbid health concerns on Nov. 2 at the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference. During Miller's presentation, he reviewed the importance of understanding that mental health, like HIV, is treatable with a combination-treatment approach comprising therapy, support groups, and medication management.

    20 December 2017 | The Body Pro
  • Psychological impact of PrEP: beyond efficacy and cost-effectiveness

    The impact of PrEP on quality of life in reducing HIV-related anxiety and more dynamic and fulfilled sex lives is potentially as important as hard endpoints for reduced HIV infections. Mitzy Gafos presented experiences from using PrEP as part of the UK PROUD study, based on semi-structured interviews with 41 participants.

    06 October 2017 | HIV i-Base
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