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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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My Letter to HIV: A Letter From Valynn

Dear HIV,

You have been with me for almost 27 years, but I am still not used to you or comfortable with you. You came into my life when I was only 20 years old. You snuck into my life without warning; like a thief in the night. You lived with me for...

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The Insidious Effects of Trauma and PTSD

"Studies suggest 20% to 40% of HIV-positive people meet criteria for PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder], which is two to four times higher than in the general population," reports Michael J. Mugavero, M.D., in this PTSD overview for _Positively Aw...

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One Third of HIV-Positive People at Five UK Clinics Have Symptomatic Depression: Link to Adherence and Viral Suppression -- 40% Cases Are Untreated

The ASTRA study (Antiretrovirals, Sexual Transmission Risk and Attitudes) is a UK multicentre prospective study using self-completed questionnaires relating to HIV and depression in over 3000 HIV positive people. Importantly, the study also correlate...

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Children (Ages 0-17)

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 ...

Under The Radar: Mental Health and HIV Risk -- A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. Img

Under The Radar: Mental Health and HIV Risk -- A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Long-time HIV survivor and therapist David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., laments how little attention we still pay to the mental aspects of HIV risk. "We need to be certain our outreach and prevention efforts incorporate the effects of mood disorders and...

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Will This Generation's Magic Johnson Please Stand Up?

It's been 20 years to the day since Magic Johnson disclosed his HIV status, instantly changing the face of the epidemic. But today, we're starving for a straight, HIV-positive celebrity who can be this generation's role model. We're certain he's out ...

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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...