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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in HIV-Infected People

Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 10% of American adults, or nineteen million people over the age of eighteen, suffers from some sort of depression every y...

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Uganda

Group Therapy Can Help Treat Depression Among HIV/AIDS Patients, Uganda Study Says

People living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda who also have major depression have benefited from group therapy sessions, according to a study conducted by counselors from World Vision and researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University, the...

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Overcoming Depression

What Is Depression? Risk Factors Prevalence of Depression in HIV Disease Screening for Depression Diagnosing Depression Treatment for Depression Medications Summary Selected Sources

Depression is one of the most prevalent and under...

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Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Older People With HIV Benefit From Telephone Support Groups

The U.S. AIDS population is aging, and a gap in care that meets older HIV-positive adults' needs often means those over 50 are going without valuable support and coping skills. But Project Empower, a study conducted by Ohio University health psycholo...

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Quality of Life Impaired for Disadvantaged HIV Patients

The current study examines the numerous sociodemographic and behavioral variables associated with quality of life among multiethnic, economically disadvantaged HIV/AIDS patients. The researchers collected data in fall 2000 from 348 patients visiting ...

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HIV/AIDS Stigma

Consequences of Stigma A Comprehensive Approach to Stigma Celebrity Disclosure and Stigma Creating Acceptance of People Living With HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Bureau Convenes HIV/AIDS Stigma Consultation Practical Steps to Prevent HIV-Related Stig...

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Adherence to HIV Antiretrovirals Among Persons With Serious Mental Illness

One drawback to HAART is the need for near-perfect adherence to the regimen. Providers assume that patients with serious mental illness are at an especially high risk for nonadherence. The current study assesses adherence rates to HIV antiretroviral ...

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News

Gay Men Less Likely to Tell Partners of HIV Than Heterosexuals

It is difficult to identify a more charged issue in AIDS prevention than that of nondisclosure of positive HIV status to sexual partners. As of 1999, 31 states had statutes making sexual contact without disclosure a criminal offense. Public health re...

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Study Details Link Between Attitude, Adherence

A small Chicago study suggests that attitudes about HIV/AIDS among HIV-infected people can be broken down into types that are predictive of how well the patients will adhere to their medication regimes. "The people who do well over the long haul are ...

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Neurocognitive

Psychiatric and Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of HIV Infection

IntroductionIntroductionOutlineMental Health and HIV Physician and Patient SurveyManifestations of CNS Effects in HIV InfectionClinical Presentation of Neuropsychiatric DisordersClinical Work-Up for CNS Disorders in HIV InfectionTreatment Interventio...