COVID-19 Impacts Gay and Bisexual Men's Mental Health, Sexual Behavior, and Access to HIV/STI Services
This new study is the first to look at the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on men who have sex with men.
Psychotherapy, as a part of comprehensive HIV care, may forever be transformed.
Giving good HIV care means taking into account the many marginalize identities patients can hold. And, being marginalized often comes with a lot of trauma.
Telemedicine is helping keep transgender patients connected to care, but gaps still exist.
People who have survived the isolation of HIV now have a pandemic whose main intervention is isolation.
Having to diagnose people with HIV again and again can take a mental toll on health care workers, as can hearing people’s traumas. But few health care workers process the vicarious trauma they experience.
April 2, 2020: Physical activity vs. heart med adherence; reducing the burden of HIV emergency care; increasing smoking cessation intervention success; virologic failure following asymptomatic HIV treatment initiation.
March 19, 2020: Mood disorders and metabolic syndrome; comorbidity burden among women living with HIV; two-year weight gain after switching to integrase; long-term adipose tissue density trends.
Addiction needs to be addressed by prevention and treatment, but policy makers need skin in the game too.
One New York-based provider who works specifically with trans and gender non-conforming patients outlines what needs to change in the health care world to get Black trans women the care they deserve.