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Depression Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in HIV-Positive Women

More research is needed to understand the connections between HIV, mental health, and the neurocircuitry that controls executive function.

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All Nurses Are Mental Health Nurses

For HIV nurses, care often includes working with patients with mental illness and substance abuse issues.

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At ANAC, Nurses Unpack the Importance of Emotional Intimacy in Providing High-Quality Care

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.

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Mental Health Complications of HIV Insufficiently Studied

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.

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What's the Most Overlooked Issue in HIV Care Today?

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.

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CROI 2014: How Depression Impacts HIV (Video)

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...

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Many Women Living With HIV Fear Abuse After Disclosure, Lack Access and Support

The British study found that women with HIV often face special concerns regarding their personal safety in sexual relationships -- and that they often don't even feel comfortable disclosing those concerns.

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Suicide Risk Doubles Among HIV-Infected People Taking Efavirenz, Study Finds

Mental health really matters in HIV. We got a hugely important reminder of that this month in the form of new research regarding suicide and Sustiva (one of the drugs in Atripla).

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Examining Mental Health Needs of People Living With HIV

In this post in the AIDS.gov blog, Nils Daulaire, director of the Office of Global Affairs in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), examines the mental health needs of people living with HIV, writing, "The burden of being HIV-positi...

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Antidepressants Can Significantly Reduce Viral Load by Improving Adherence Among Homeless or Marginally Housed Patients, Study Says

In this interview, Alexander Tsai, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the results of his study exploring the effect of antidepressant use on HIV viral load.

My name is Alexander Tsai. I'm a physician at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at UCSF [the Univers...