Researchers in San Diego, Calif., said that having both "mental health and substance diagnoses" was not a barrier to successful HCV treatment.
Having HIV independently raised chances of depression and worse health-related quality of life, according to a new study.
Scores on a standard depression scale fell by half during 12 months of antiretroviral therapy in a study of previously untreated adults with HIV.
The power of positive thinking might extend well beyond emotional well-being to include physical benefits such as lower viral load in people with HIV.
Experiencing symptoms of depression had no impact on risk of all-cause mortality in a 2005-2014 U.S. study of people with HIV.
Many long-term survivors of HIV remain locked in painful and disabling emotional states. But with awareness and treatment, PTSD need not create even more casualties among lives shaped by traumatic events.
The effect of even well-controlled HIV on the brain is not receiving enough attention. Now that people living with HIV no longer need to focus only on survival, quality-of-life issues must be addressed.
Every one-unit higher depression or anxiety score independently raised odds of imperfect treatment adherence in men who have sex with men (MSM) newly diagnosed with HIV, in a Chinese study.
A Swedish study underscores the need to screen HIV-positive people for mental health issues and offer treatment.
Researchers found that some smokers were more likely to have a "moderate-to-severe" degree of depression and engage in the use of street drugs and were less likely to have an undetectable viral load.