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  • 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.

    04 May 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • More evidence shows Sustiva increases risk for suicidal behavior

    Patients with HIV on a Sustiva-containing ART regimen had a threefold increased risk for suicidal behavior compared with ART-naive patients, according to recent data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

    26 March 2018 | Healio
  • UK Adolescents with Perinatally-Acquired HIV Are Not at Increased Risk of Anxiety, Depression

    Adolescents and Adults Living with Perinatal HIV (AALPHI) is an ongoing study in the United Kingdom that follows a cohort of young people with perinatally-acquired HIV (PHIV) and a control group of HIV-affected youth, who have a parent, sibling, or other household member living with HIV.

    24 March 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Patients with HIV Six Times as Likely to Have Schizophrenia

    There is a six-fold higher prevalence of schizophrenia in people with HIV than that of the population without the virus, according to the results of a Vancouver, BC, Canada-based study.

    12 March 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Mental Health, a Crucial Component to Ending HIV Epidemic

    At the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Robert Remien, PhD, stressed in his presentation that addressing mental health is a critical component to ending the HIV epidemic and achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals.

    09 March 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Phone-Based Psychotherapy Eases Depression in People With HIV

    People with HIV can benefit over the long-term from psychological counseling sessions conducted over the phone. This finding could lead to greater access to counseling services for those living in rural areas.

    28 February 2018 | Poz
  • Why Africa needs to start focusing on the neglected issue of mental health

    Mental health has historically been neglected on Africa’s health and development policy agenda. Faced with many challenges, including intractable poverty, infectious diseases, maternal and child mortality, as well as conflict, African political leaders and international development agencies frequently overlook the importance of mental health.

    09 February 2018 | The Conversation
  • 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
  • Study Finds Sustiva Not Strongly Linked to Suicidal Thoughts

    But that is not necessarily the case for those with preexisting mental health problems.

    31 December 2017 | Poz
  • 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
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