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.
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.
Researchers studying quality of life for people with HIV over 50 found that 58% of study participants experienced some degree of loneliness.
A new study from the University of Buffalo School of Management indicates that too much online support can actually be deleterious to self-care behavior.
HIV in plasma vs. rectal mucosa; engagement in care while on PrEP; depression and outcomes among women with HIV; dolutegravir resistance in the wake of monotherapy.
As the opioid epidemic has taken root all over the country and helped fuel hepatitis C rates, new, nonaddictive methods for helping people cope with chronic pain are much needed. Cognitive behavior therapy techniques may help people get a grip on the...
Depression in People With HIV May Increase Missed Appointments, Detectable Viral Load, and Mortality, Says New Study
As providers and advocates work to increase the number of people who are virally suppressed for their long-term health, research shows dealing with depression for people with HIV may be one critical solution.
For HIV nurses, care often includes working with patients with mental illness and substance abuse issues.
Nurses spend more time with patients than any other member of the care team does, forging strong bonds that can be an asset when advocating for a patient's care, and a burden when coping with emotional fatigue and burnout.
While the classification of SAD might be in flux, many people living with HIV/AIDS experience a worsening of symptoms in the winter months that is worthy of attention, therapist David Fawcett, Ph.D., explains.