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Conference Coverage

CROI 2014: How Depression Impacts HIV (Video)

Esteban Martínez, M.D., Ph.D., and Karl Goodkin, M.D., sit down to talk about the connection between depression, control of HIV and heart failure. Overall, HIV-infected patients have a 45% lifetime risk of a depressive disorder, compared to a 4%-7% r...

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HIV More Prevalent Among People With Mental Problems

This article was reported by PsychCentral.

PsychCentral reported on a study in which researchers found that individuals receiving mental health care were more likely to be HIV-positive than those without mental health problems. From January 2009 to ...

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Many Women Living With HIV Fear Abuse After Disclosure, Lack Access and Support

The British study found that women with HIV often face special concerns regarding their personal safety in sexual relationships -- and that they often don't even feel comfortable disclosing those concerns.

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Suicide Risk Doubles Among HIV-Infected People Taking Efavirenz, Study Finds

Mental health really matters in HIV. We got a hugely important reminder of that this month in the form of new research regarding suicide and Sustiva (one of the drugs in Atripla).

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HIV Outcomes Could Improve by Integrating Treatment of Comorbid Mental Illness

Although individuals with HIV are living longer due to antiretroviral drug therapy (ART), many of them also suffer from psychological disorders such as depression, neurocognitive disorders, and substance use disorders. An international team from the ...

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HIV Management Today: Mental Health & HIV, the Uncharted Territory

Doctors talk plenty about antiretrovirals; they talk about viral loads and CD4 counts; they talk about the physical effects of HIV and its treatment. It's long past time that the emotional and psychological effects of the virus got the attention th...

Not by Ourselves: The Essential Role of Family and Community in Maintaining Health -- A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. Img

Not by Ourselves: The Essential Role of Family and Community in Maintaining Health -- A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

"While medications have altered the landscape of living and dying from the virus, it is increasingly clear that pharmacological interventions alone are not sufficient to achieve acceptable levels of linkage, entry and retention in care," social worke...

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Disclosure Among Teens Born Positive

"A study published by the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) shows that, as with adults, disclosure of a positive HIV status to potential sex partners can be difficult for teenagers who were born HIV-positive," Enid Vázquez reports for _Positive...

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Emotional Wellness

Figuring Out the Cause

Some people with HIV experience emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and nightmares, or mental problems such as foggy thinking, memory difficulties and loss of the ability to concentrate or focus. If...

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Women

Depression Common in Transition to Menopause

As the body ages, changes in the production of hormones occur. The period when a woman's body begins the transition to menopause is called perimenopause. Women usually enter perimenopause in their 40s and the following changes can occur:

periods bec...