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What do older people living with HIV do to look after their own mental health?

Older people living with HIV describe a range of strategies to maintain or improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing, according to an English study published in

Published
07 September 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Peer support is crucial for many people living with HIV

Social support from peers living with HIV is of a different nature to the support received from people who do not have that direct, lived experience of

Published
07 September 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Modest improvements in HIV knowledge and disclosure beliefs after summer camp for adolescents living with HIV in the UK

An evaluation of the summer camp organised by the Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA) for 12-16 year olds living with HIV in the UK showed modest but statistically

Published
06 September 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Brotherhood of Man: My Experience at a Spiritual Retreat for HIV-Positive MSM

On a warm weekend in July, 19 gay men living with HIV gathered in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania for a a three-day body-mind-spirit retreat. I was one of them.

Published
28 August 2018
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The Body
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".

Published
09 August 2018
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IAPAC
How support groups can boost your health and make chronic conditions easier to live with

Promoting peer-based support from and for people living with chronic health conditions has the potential to improve outcomes, increase access and improve efficiency in health care.

Published
09 July 2018
From
The Conversationation
'Emotional closeness’ key to successful HIV treatment support

The type of relationship someone living with HIV has with both their social network and a nominated ‘treatment partner’ is likely to influence whether they are virally suppressed, research from Botswana suggests.

Published
15 June 2018
From
AVERT
Loneliness and isolation top list of unmet social needs among people living with HIV in the UK

A survey of a large, representative sample of people attending HIV clinics in England has identified satisfaction with HIV-related services, but considerable unmet need for social and

Published
20 April 2018
By
Roger Pebody
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.

Published
05 April 2018
From
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.

Published
21 February 2018
From
The Guardian
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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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