Mental Health/Substance Use


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Depression Kills in HIV+

Best Practices for Meaningful involvement of People Who Use Drugs

AIDS United | November 2018

Higher depression and anxiety rates with HIV across ART and viral load categories
22nd International AIDS Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 23-27, 2018
New Publication on Behavior Health Screenings in HIV Care Settings
Mental Health Screening: A Quick Reference Guide for HIV Primary Care Clinicians (updated June 2012)
Integrating Buprenorphine Therapy into HIV Primary Care Settings (PDF)
SAMHSA TIP Series - Treatment Improvement Protocols
Positively Golden: Advances in Aging with HIV
Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Human Immunodeficiency Virus
CID Oct 15 2011
Clinical and Behavioral Characteristics of Adults Receiving Medical Care for HIV Infection — Medical Monitoring Project, United States, 2007 (PDF)
Mental Health AIDS: Summer 2011
mental health AIDS
Volume 12, Issue 2 – Winter 2011
Mental Health and HIV Risk in Men Who Have Sex with Men (PDF)
New mental health AIDS on Complex HIV Prevention Interventions
Family History of Dementia Predicts Worse Neuropsych Function With HIV
First International Workshop on HIV and Aging, October 4-5, 2010, Baltimore
Tips for HIV clinicians working with Methamphetamine Users (PDF)
“Mental Health AIDS” Focuses on Existential Psychotherapy
Mental Health AIDS
NATAP: HIV May Affect Memory Performance
Therapy Recommendations for HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders—Reply

News Updates

34.7% (95% CI 33.9–35.5%) of patients had an indication for depression treatment…..29% had evidence of full panic symptoms


NATAP: Depression CNICS US Cohort

The Challenges of Improving Treatments for Depression

NATAP | December 25, 2018

New pathways for implementing universal suicide risk screening in healthcare settings

NIH | December 20, 2018

Creating Innovative Oral Health Care Programs: Tools from the Integrating HIV Innovative Practices Program

Target HIV | December 2013

Note from Dr. Reznik – although the information presented is a few years old, it is as pertinent today as it was when originally presented.

Knowledge can help prevent social isolation, depression that come with HIV

Victoria Advocate | December 3, 2018

The Correlation Between Mental Health and HIV/AIDS

the well project | November 21, 2018

Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Technical Assistance for Providers

Clinical Consultation Center

Depression and Alcohol Misuse Lower Odds of Achieving Viral Suppression in HIV

Infectious Disease Advisor | November 7, 2018

Neuro Impairment in Over One Third of London HIV Group--Anxiety Doubles Risk
HIV Drug Therapy, Glasgow 2018, October 28-31, 2018, Glasgow

Factors associated with HIV associated neurocognitive disorder in an unselected cohort in East and South London-The HAND study

HIV Drug Therapy, Glasgow 2018, October 28-31, 2018, Glasgow

Older HIV patients struggle with loneliness and depression — and lack of services

San Francisco Chronicle | October 20, 2018

Internet-based interventions can be effective in the treatment of depressive symptoms in people ...

aidsmap | October 16, 2018

Mentally ill at higher risk of poor dental outcomes

Dentistry Today | October 12, 2018

Mood disorders and risk of non-communicable disease multi-morbidity among aging adults living with HIV …"major” depression & bipolar affective disorder prevalent among HIV+ - those with mood disorders had greater risk for comorbidities and higher mortality
9th Aging and HIV Workshop Sept 13-14, NYC
What is Cognitive impairment?

What do older people living with HIV do to look after their own mental health?

aidsmap | Sep 7, 2018

Guided internet-based intervention for people with HIV and depressive symptoms: a randomised ...

The Lancet | Sep 1, 2018

Cell Phone Support Helps Lower Stress, Depression, Substance Use in Young Adults With HIV

Infectious Disease Advisor | Aug 23, 2018

The Nature of Stigma-Pain Relation in People Living With HIV

Infectious Disease Advisor | Aug 21, 2018

Previous Missed Appointments Predict Likelihood of Trend in Patients With HIV

Infectious Disease Advisor | Aug 15, 2018

A multilevel examination of sleep, depression, and quality of life in people living with HIV/AIDS

Journal of Health Psychology | August 2018

Study: AIDS Drug Not Linked to Depression, Suicide
VOA Learning English | July 3, 2018
Factors associated with deaths from suicide in a French nationwide HIV‐infected cohort
HIV Medicine June 1 2018
A single low-dose of hydrocortisone enhances cognitive functioning in HIV-infected women
AIDS. 2018 Jun 14. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001930
Psychosocial Interventions in HIV: How Best to Support HIV-Positive Patients
Psychiatry Advisor | May 28, 2018
HIV lies dormant in the brain, increasing the risk of dementia, but how?
University of Florida | May 24, 2018
African Americans and Latinos are more likely to be at risk for depression than Whites
NIH | May 24, 2018
Mental Disability in HIV- Misunderstood & Unmet Need  
CROI 2018
Behavioral Interventions That Address Alcohol Use Help People Living With HIV/AIDS
ScienceBlog.com | May 21, 2018
HIV Quickly Starts Damaging the Brain
POZ | May 7, 2018
HRSA’s Opioid Crisis Webpage Features Helpful Resources
HRSA | April 2018
Depression Linked to Risk of Death Among Women With HIV
POZ | April 18, 2018
Worse Cognitive Outcomes Associated With CMV Antibodies Following ART for HIV
Infectious Disease Advisor | April 3, 2018
Loneliness and community are key to chemsex
aidsmap | April 2, 2018
Those With HIV/AIDS Face Challenges with Mental Health and Self-Esteem
SouthFloridaGayNews.com | March 30, 2018
Experienced HIV-Related Stigma in Health Care and Community Settings: Mediated Associations With Psychosocial and Health Outcomes
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: March 1 2018
Phone-Based Psychotherapy Eases Depression in People With HIV
POZ | February 23, 2018
Dr. Redonna Chandler Selected to Lead AIDS Research Program at NIDA
HIV.gov | February 21, 2018
Phone-delivered therapy reduces depression in people living with HIV
UGA Today | February 1, 2018
Psychiatric symptom burden in older people living with HIV with and without cognitive impairment: the UCSF HIV over 60 cohort study
AIDS Care 2017
Cognitive Impairment in a Clinical Setting
JAIDS: Jan 1 2018
Depression and living with HIV/Aids
Citizen | December 18, 2017
Motivational Interviewing-Based Brief Interventions May Prove Effective for HIV/AIDS, Substance ...
MD Magazine | December 13, 2017
HIV alters neuronal mitochondrial fission/fusion in the brain during HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders
Social stress induces neurovascular pathology promoting depression
Nature Neuroscience 20, 1752–1760 (2017)
A New Perspective on HIV: Long-term Health, Well-being, and Chronic Care
HIV Outcomes | November 2017
No change in cognitive function or brain structure in people taking effective HIV treatment for 2 years
aidsmap | November 13, 2017
What Does Our Past Tell Us About Our Future? The Essential Role of Psychologists in Fighting HIV
HIV.gov Blog | October 27, 2017
SAMHSA Awards $166 Million for HIV Prevention and Treatment
SAMHSA Newsroom | October 25, 2017
Cognitive trajectories over 4 years among HIV-infected women with optimal viral suppression
PubMed | October 10, 2017

We must tackle opioid problem before it leads to an AIDS epidemic

The Hill | September 19, 2017

2017 HIVMA of IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Chronic Pain in Patients Living With HIV

Oxford Academic | September 14, 2017

What is going on in gay men's lives when they acquire HIV?

aidsmap | September 8, 2017
Assessing depression's impact on neurocognitive performance in the NAMACO study
NATAP | August 8, 2017
More Depression, Worse Quality of Life in Transgender Women vs Men With HIV
9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), July 23-26, 2017, Paris

Report on Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women

Target Center | July 27, 2017

At-risk alcohol use linked to lower ART adherence among people with HIV/AIDS

News-Medical.net | July 6, 2017

Nonprofit Battling AIDS Opens Mental Health Clinic In Chelsea

Patch.com | May 25, 2017

Psychological therapy critical in HIV/AIDS treatment

WeekendPost | April 24, 2017
Psychiatric Symptoms in Patients Receiving Dolutegravir
JAIDS |  Jan 20 2017

Many with Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests

Rates of infection up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates similar to those without psychiatric woes, study finds
HealthDay News | Jan. 19, 2017

How HIV/AIDS treatment affects the brain

Penn Current | December 15, 2016

Surgeon General Report on Substance Use Disorder

SurgeonGeneral.gov | December 2016
Cognitive function and depression in HIV-positive individuals and matched controls
Depression Adds to Mortality Risk With HIV in Large US Veterans Cohort
IDWeek 2016, October 26-30, 2016, New Orleans

Preventing HIV and AIDS takes Behavioral Research

MD Magazine | October 19, 2016

$12.3M Grant to Explore Links Between Alcohol, HIV and Health Issues

POZ | October 19, 2016

Mental health disorders common among people with HIV in British Columbia

aidsmap | October 18, 2016
Prevalence and Predictors of Substance Use Disorders Among HIV Care Enrollees in the United States
AIDS Behav. 2016 Oct 13

HIV: heavy alcohol use at any time linked to increased risk of all-cause mortality

Clinical Essentials from HIV Med | October 4, 2016

Depressed HIV survivors are more susceptible to heart attacks: Study

International Business Times, India Edition | August 26, 2016

Hepatitis, HIV patients more likely to commit suicide post hospitalisation

Hindustan Times | August 15, 2016
5 Signs of Common Mental Health Conditions
Depression and Substance Abuse
Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Addiction: 15 Ways to Unmask the Illnesses and Recover
Depression, Anxiety and ADHD: Improve Your Mood and Treat Symptom
6 Things to Know About Child Depression
How to Help Your Depressed Teenager
Coping with Depression at Work
10 Ways Employers Can Encourage a Healthy Work-Life Balance

10-year trajectories of depressive symptoms and risk of dementia: a population-based study

The Lancet | April 29, 2016

New HHS Guidance on Syringe Services Programs

AIDS.gov | March 29, 2016
Strategies to Help Substances Users Promote Transiently Better HIV Control
CROI, February 22-25, 2016, Boston

Assessing efficacy of a retention in care intervention among HIV patients with depression, anxiety, heavy alcohol consumption and illicit drug use

AIDS | Feb 2016

Treating HIV Immediately May Protect Against Cognitive Decline

AIDSmeds.com HIV/AIDS Treatment News | Jan 29, 2016

Mental Health and HIV/AIDS

Psychiatric Times | Jan 20, 2016

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