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Symptoms can predict increases in viral load for patients taking HIV treatment

Physical and psychological symptoms can predict increases in viral load in patients taking antiretroviral therapy who have an undetectable viral load, researchers from London report in the

Published
09 August 2010
By
Michael Carter
Stress increases HIV risk for gay men

Stressful life events appear to increase the risk of HIV infection for gay men, Canadian researchers report in the online edition of AIDS. Men testing HIV-positive

Published
15 June 2010
By
Michael Carter
Fatigue remains common in people with HIV, and often connected with social factors and mental health issues

The prevalence of fatigue amongst people with HIV ranged from between 33% and 88% in 42 studies examined in a review article in the online

Published
10 June 2010
By
Michael Carter
Too much pressure: the HIV in Mind survey

According to a survey recently conducted on our website, aidsmap.com, four out of five people with HIV have suffered from depression. Gus Cairns reports.

Published
01 March 2010
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HIV treatment update
After my parents died: The effect of HIV on the mental health of children: a clinical review

This article covers the effects of HIV on the mental health of children including orphans in resource-poor settings.

Published
26 November 2009
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Providing HIV care in mental health services

This article looks at one particular mental health programme's approach to integrating HIV into mental health services.

Published
26 November 2009
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Mental health and HIV: a clinical review

This issue (part one of two) covers the wide range of mental health problems people living with HIV experience.

Published
17 September 2009
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Walking back to happiness

People with HIV, as endless studies attest, have higher rates of depression, addictions and other mental health problems than the general population. But even if we aren’t depressed,

Published
01 September 2009
From
HIV treatment update
People who feel stigmatised less likely to access HIV care

HIV-related stigma is associated with poor access to specialist HIV medical care, US investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of General Internal

Published
12 August 2009
By
Michael Carter
Why fit is happy: exercise, mood and HIV

The team here at NAM will be taking part in a couple of fundraising events this summer involving exercise. At the less demanding end of the scale,

Published
01 May 2009
From
HIV treatment update

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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