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Studies show that people living with HIV may be more likely than the general population to develop psychological disorders like depression or anxiety (but we still need more hard data).
Help us out. Tell us what’s going on in your mind.

Studies show that people living with HIV may be more likely than the general population to develop psychological disorders like depression or anxiety (but we still need more hard data).

Help us out. Tell us what’s going on in your mind.

Strong Links Between Mental Illness & HIV InfectionsA new study out of Philadelphia and Baltimore has found that the HIV rate Is four times higher among mental health patients than the rest of the population. Many are unaware of their status, and more intense mental illness means a greater likelihood of infection. This proves that testing for HIV should be included in all mental health care screenings (which it’s usually not).

Strong Links Between Mental Illness & HIV Infections

A new study out of Philadelphia and Baltimore has found that the HIV rate Is four times higher among mental health patients than the rest of the population. Many are unaware of their status, and more intense mental illness means a greater likelihood of infection. This proves that testing for HIV should be included in all mental health care screenings (which it’s usually not).

Feb 4
The HIV Mental Health Generation GapMost people assume that older people with HIV are more likely to suffer from mental health problems. However, recent studies show it is in fact the members of the younger generation who are struggling with greater levels of stress and isolation today.

The HIV Mental Health Generation Gap

Most people assume that older people with HIV are more likely to suffer from mental health problems. However, recent studies show it is in fact the members of the younger generation who are struggling with greater levels of stress and isolation today.

Wounded AIDS Warriors Suffering, Dying on Their Own by John Voelcker
The death of Spencer Cox prompts a cofounder of the Medius Institute for Gay Men’s Health to speak out.
The death of notable AIDS activist Spencer Cox last month, at age 44, was a wake-up call — a blaring alarm — that highlighted once again the critical need for mental health programs and studies of the powerful trauma experienced by gay men in their 40s through 70s who’ve lived through the loss and destruction of entire communities due to AIDS.
Read more… http://www.poz.com/articles/john_voelcker_spencer_cox_2676_23351.shtml

Wounded AIDS Warriors Suffering, Dying on Their Own by John Voelcker

The death of Spencer Cox prompts a cofounder of the Medius Institute for Gay Men’s Health to speak out.

The death of notable AIDS activist Spencer Cox last month, at age 44, was a wake-up call — a blaring alarm — that highlighted once again the critical need for mental health programs and studies of the powerful trauma experienced by gay men in their 40s through 70s who’ve lived through the loss and destruction of entire communities due to AIDS.

Read more… http://www.poz.com/articles/john_voelcker_spencer_cox_2676_23351.shtml

POZ Blogs “The Human Touch” By David Robertson

The power of a touch can be one of the most amazing things another human can do to one another. This past week I had the pleasure of speaking to the students at Clayton University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Upon arriving to the campus the coordinator who I had been in contact with surprised me with an amazing breathe taking hug. Little to her knowledge I was having severe pain in my body (desiring to just sleep it all away) and depression began to creep its head back in my thoughts. Her hug literally brought me back to reality. I believed I came to that university to give those students my story and awe struck I realized I had to pick up something: her hug alone gave me strength and hope.

I share this intimate story with you friends because you may be that person who needs a hug or maybe someone to hold your hand and let you know. IT WILL BE ALRIGHT.

Click here to read David’s full post.