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.
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.
Addiction needs to be addressed by prevention and treatment, but policy makers need skin in the game too.
Study Shows Depressive Symptoms Associated With Detectable HIV Viral Load, but Not With Missed Visits
Adherence to HIV care visits was associated more with mental health conditions before starting antiretroviral treatment than with recent depressive symptoms, while a detectable viral load was related to such symptoms.