HIV, if Treated, May Not Raise Cognitive Impairment RiskWhile dementia related to HIV was once highly common, in the modern era of antiretrovirals it has become rare. Nevertheless, research has suggested that as much as half of people living with the virus still experience some form of neurocognitive impairment. The findings of this research suggest that such an estimate may be exaggerated.

HIV, if Treated, May Not Raise Cognitive Impairment Risk

While dementia related to HIV was once highly common, in the modern era of antiretrovirals it has become rare. Nevertheless, research has suggested that as much as half of people living with the virus still experience some form of neurocognitive impairment. The findings of this research suggest that such an estimate may be exaggerated.

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How to Help a Suicidal Friend

The news of Robin Williams is a reminder that depression is not something to ignore. This Stuff Mom Never Told You video offers advice on what to do when friends or family say they want to commit suicide. 

And if you need immediate help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Lora René Tucker: I’ve Changed My Mind…. “YES, as a social worker, a clinician, I am assisting, cajoling and monitoring others about taking their medications…that does not mean that I am not human… and sometimes troubled. I slowly tried to kill myself by neglecting my medication regiment, wallowing in a feeling of hopelessness, but now…
I want to live.”

Lora René Tucker: I’ve Changed My Mind….

“YES, as a social worker, a clinician, I am assisting, cajoling and monitoring others about taking their medications…that does not mean that I am not human… and sometimes troubled. I slowly tried to kill myself by neglecting my medication regiment, wallowing in a feeling of hopelessness, but now…

I want to live.”

Morgan Molthrop, a former Wall Street executive, had the words “HIV Positive / Bipolar / Recovering Addict” tattooed on chest to disclose his bipolar disorder, addiction and HIV.
He had a portrait made of his tattoos, which he shared with us at POZ, and asked us to help him spread the word about his disclosure.
Here is his story.

Morgan Molthrop, a former Wall Street executive, had the words “HIV Positive / Bipolar / Recovering Addict” tattooed on chest to disclose his bipolar disorder, addiction and HIV.

He had a portrait made of his tattoos, which he shared with us at POZ, and asked us to help him spread the word about his disclosure.

Here is his story.

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).

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