Addiction needs to be addressed by prevention and treatment, but policy makers need skin in the game too.
Re-entry planning can help prevent opioid overdose and enable people living with HIV to connect with and stay in care.
Nurses who care for people living with HIV wrestled with stigma around the illness at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care conference.
Trauma-informed care should be implemented in all care settings, a study presented at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care conference finds.
More research is needed to understand the connections between HIV, mental health, and the neurocircuitry that controls executive function.
For HIV nurses, care often includes working with patients with mental illness and substance abuse issues.
Nurses spend more time with patients than any other member of the care team does, forging strong bonds that can be an asset when advocating for a patient's care, and a burden when coping with emotional fatigue and burnout.
The effect of even well-controlled HIV on the brain is not receiving enough attention. Now that people living with HIV no longer need to focus only on survival, quality-of-life issues must be addressed.
Even with current HIV treatment, there are still barriers to care and complications. To help identify and address these obstacles, we asked some leading HIV experts and advocates what they think is the most overlooked issue in HIV care today.
Esteban Martínez, M.D., Ph.D., and Karl Goodkin, M.D., sit down to talk about the connection between depression, control of HIV and heart failure. Overall, HIV-infected patients have a 45% lifetime risk of a depressive disorder, compared to a 4%-7% r...