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Trans Women Are Increasingly A Focus of HIV Programs, But What About their Cisgender Male Partners?

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.

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This Week in HIV Research: Damming the Cascade of Unmet Needs

Unmet subsistence needs and clinical outcomes; finding HIV treatment success alongside quality-of-life issues; the potential value of facility-level HIV care continuum data; stimulant use and viral suppression.

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This Week in HIV Research: Many Black MSM on PrEP Are Already Positive

High HIV prevalence among black MSM on PrEP; substance use reduction lessens depressive symptoms; correlations between pain symptoms and age; the impact of seroconversion and antiretroviral therapy on risk behaviors.

Continuing Care Needed for HIV-Positive People After Hospitalization for Mental Health Issues Img

Continuing Care Needed for HIV-Positive People After Hospitalization for Mental Health Issues

Researchers found that in the 90 days after being hospitalized for mental health issues, HIV-positive people were at increased risk for visits to the emergency department because of substance use disorders and were less likely to receive access to me...

Phone Calls Key in Improving Retention in Higher-Risk Patients Living With HIV Img

Phone Calls Key in Improving Retention in Higher-Risk Patients Living With HIV

An intervention to improve retention in HIV care had little impact on patients with depression or anxiety, alcohol use or drug use, in a 12-month study. However, among higher-risk patients who received at least 60% of intended intervention phone call...

Impact of Insurance, Depression, Drugs and Alcohol on Steady HIV Care Img

Impact of Insurance, Depression, Drugs and Alcohol on Steady HIV Care

HIV-positive adults in King County, Washington -- where access to HIV care is virtually universal -- nevertheless often cited insurance or financial barriers as reasons for being out of care. Other factors included depression (detected in more than t...

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Substance Use, Sexual Intercourse, and Condom Nonuse Among Depressed Adolescents and Young Adults

The current study sought to "examine daily- and event-level associations of substance use with occurrence of sex and condom nonuse" among depressed, sexually active outpatients ages 15-22.

For two weeks, participants reported alcohol use, marijuana ...

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SAMHSA Launches Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS Web Page

Our HHS colleagues at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently launched a new page on their website devoted to behavioral health and HIV/AIDS.

SAMHSA is dedicated to promoting wellness and reducing the impact o...

The HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project: Building Capacity to Improve Care for Mental Health and Substance Use: A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. Img

The HIV/AIDS Spectrum Project: Building Capacity to Improve Care for Mental Health and Substance Use: A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

It was the peak time for the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. -- or so I was told. I only caught a glimpse of them from the Metro as I was riding in from Reagan National, and a few times out the window of the hotel conference room (along with rain...

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Mental Health in HIV Seronegative and Seropositive IDUs in South Florida

"Injecting drugs are a primary vector for HIV transmission," and approximately one-third of HIV-infected people in the United States have a history of injection drug use, according to the study authors. In South Florida, urban injection drug users (I...