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Loneliness, Depression, Financial Problems, and Comorbidities Top List of Issues Faced by Older Adults Living With HIV in New Report Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Loneliness, Depression, Financial Problems, and Comorbidities Top List of Issues Faced by Older Adults Living With HIV in New Report

Comorbidities, mental health issues, loneliness, and financial problems are the biggest issues faced by older people living with HIV, the San Francisco portion of a new report issued by the ACRIA Center on HIV and Aging at GMHC showed.

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African-Americans

Preventing HIV Among Young, Black Teens With Mental Illness

Bridgette Brawner, Ph.D., APRN, was recently honored for her research on heterosexually active black teens with mental illness -- a group that's under-represented in HIV prevention campaigns.

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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.

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Neurocognitive

Lessons for Infectious Disease Doctors: Treating HIV, Pain, and Mental Illness

A staggering 60% of patients with HIV experience chronic pain compared with only 11% of the general population, according to Robert Bruce, M.D., M.A., M.Sc., who presented the latest research on pain and HIV at IDWeek 2018.

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British Columbia Study Underscores Need for Mental Health Services for HIV-Positive People

Researchers found that, overall, rates of diagnosed mental health conditions were twice as high among HIV-positive people compared with HIV-negative people.

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This Week in HIV Research: Matters of the Mind

Anticholinergics and cognitive performance; gender, physical activity, and cognitive decline; how peer networks can boost HIV self-testing among MSM of color; what HIV care providers don’t know about the Affordable Care Act.

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People Who Use Drugs

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...

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Features

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.

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Study Finds High Burden of Psychosocial Issues Among PEP Users

Researchers examining issues facing post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) users found that 74% of study participants had at least one psychosocial issue, including depression and/or problematic drug or alcohol use.

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Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Study Uncovers High Rates of Loneliness Among Older HIV-Positive People

Researchers studying quality of life for people with HIV over 50 found that 58% of study participants experienced some degree of loneliness.