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

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.

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

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

Mental Health Complications of HIV Insufficiently Studied Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

Mental Health Complications of HIV Insufficiently Studied

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.

Depression, Anxiety Tied to Imperfect Adherence in Gay Men With Newly Diagnosed HIV Img
Men Who Have Sex With Men

Depression, Anxiety Tied to Imperfect Adherence in Gay Men With Newly Diagnosed HIV

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.

Large Study Finds Mental Health Issues Common Among HIV-Positive People Img

Large Study Finds Mental Health Issues Common Among HIV-Positive People

A Swedish study underscores the need to screen HIV-positive people for mental health issues and offer treatment.

Detectable Viral Loads Linked to Smoking and Mental Health Issues Img
Cardiovascular

Detectable Viral Loads Linked to Smoking and Mental Health Issues

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.