Doctors are trained to remain coolly detached. But David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H., discusses how opening up to his patients, including young, black, same-gender-loving men living with HIV, may help save lives.
This population is under-represented in HIV data, and few prevention or treatment interventions exist to support them. A new meta-analysis hopes to paint a picture of what's needed.
But other research links prisons themselves to mental health challenges and infectious disease outbreaks.
Aug. 22, 2019: Links between thiamine deficiency and cognitive issues; HIV in cerebrospinal fluid and neurocognitive impairment; frailty, depression, and symptomatic cognitive issues; alcohol consumption and HIV disease progression.
July 25, 2019: Challenges in viral suppression for young, black women; stigma's impact on women's health; generalized anxiety disorder screening needed; how depression harms the brain.
What medical providers should know about the mental health of their patients.
June 6, 2019: HIV/STI risk perceptions differ by race; psychosocial issues and HIV risk among young trans women; switching to dolutegravir/atazanavir; reports of severe hepatotoxicity on dolutegravir.
April 25, 2019: stigma and viral load among African-American women; U.S. HIV incidence sans racial disparities; the care continuum is failing young MSM; a moment of reckoning regarding HIV among U.S. youth.
More research is needed to understand the connections between HIV, mental health, and the neurocircuitry that controls executive function.
Internalized HIV stigma, depression, and adherence in women; what “internalized HIV stigma” actually means; tenofovir-containing gel and genital herpes prevention; the neurocognitive effects of cerebrospinal HIV escape.