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Partner Notification of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Practices and Preferences

Noting that timely notification and treatment of sex partners exposed to an STD "is essential to reduce re-infection and transmission," the authors undertook the current study to determine factors associated with patient-initiated partner notificatio...

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People Who Use Drugs

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
People Who Use Drugs

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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Southern U.S.

Highly Stressed: Stressful and Traumatic Experiences Among Individuals With HIV/AIDS in the Deep South

Among persons living with HIV infection, a history of traumatic and/or stressful experiences is prevalent "and has been consistently associated with poorer health outcomes," the authors wrote. Yet little is known about incident stressful experiences ...

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Wanna Get Intimate? Sign Here, Please.

"For Tracy Johnson, 22 and HIV positive, romance often begins at a karaoke bar," Housing Works reports. "He's at ease until it's time for the first kiss -- that's when he leans in, pulls out the document and asks the object of his affection to sign, ...

The Healing Power of Being Present: A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. Img
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The Healing Power of Being Present: A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Sometimes, the best thing we can do for our patients or clients is just to listen to them, explains David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.: "Practicing acceptance of, as well as curiosity about, that patient in front of you can keep the experience grounded i...

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The Risk and Rewards of Optimism: A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

"Smile, it can't be that bad!" My client Sam had just arrived in my office and was angry and upset that a total stranger had approached him with these words while he was shopping for groceries. "Can you believe that?" he asked before adding, "And tha...

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HHS Launches New Website: Stopbullying.gov

Today, HHS launches a new website called Stopbullying.gov. The site provides information from government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. It also provides informa...

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Mental and Psychological Problems Affect Over 50% in U.S. HIV Group

Slightly more than half of HIV-positive adults in a new nationwide US study have some form of neuropsychological (NP) impairment, which includes problems that affect the brain (like mental sharpness and memory) and the mood (like depression).1 People...

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Children (Ages 0-17)

Anxiety/Stress Among Mothers Living With HIV: Effects on Parenting Skills and Child Outcomes

In their introduction the authors noted, "Parental HIV infection has been associated with negative outcomes for children, and parenting skills appear to be one mechanism operating in that association." The current study examines the relations between...