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ANAC (Association of Nurses in AIDS Care) Conference

At ANAC, Nurses Unpack the Importance of Emotional Intimacy in Providing High-Quality Care

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.

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How to Address Seasonal Affective Disorder Among People Living With HIV

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.

How to Help Long-Term HIV Survivors Embrace an Unanticipated Life Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

How to Help Long-Term HIV Survivors Embrace an Unanticipated Life

"As health care professionals, we can help long-term survivors embrace a life they never expected to live with a conscious awareness and acknowledgment of their life experience," writes David Fawcett Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Saving the HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Training Resource Center Img

Saving the HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Training Resource Center

The Mental Health Care Provider Education in HIV/AIDS Program, which provides essential training has just been eliminated from the proposed 2018 federal budget and must be restored.

Depression and Anxiety Not Barriers to HCV Treatment Success Img
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Depression and Anxiety Not Barriers to HCV Treatment Success

Researchers in San Diego, Calif., said that having both "mental health and substance diagnoses" was not a barrier to successful HCV treatment.

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Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Impact of HIV, Age and Comorbidity on Depression and Quality of Life

Having HIV independently raised chances of depression and worse health-related quality of life, according to a new study.

Depression Score Falls by Half With 12 Months of Antiretroviral Therapy Img

Depression Score Falls by Half With 12 Months of Antiretroviral Therapy

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 Could Help Lower Viral Load Img

The Power of Positive Thinking Could Help Lower Viral Load

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.

Depression Not Tied to Mortality Risk in Current HIV Treatment Era Img

Depression Not Tied to Mortality Risk in Current HIV Treatment Era

Experiencing symptoms of depression had no impact on risk of all-cause mortality in a 2005-2014 U.S. study of people with HIV.

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Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Survivors: There Are Solutions

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.