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Growing Older With HIV: What Concerns You Most?

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Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention, New York City

I definitely think that we have been really bad and very relaxed in not addressing the mental health needs of HIV-positive people: to have to deal with so much stigma and so much discrimination, and the way that affects you psychologically and emotionally. As a community, in the public health field and HIV prevention groups, we have been really poor in tackling mental health in the HIV-positive population as they continue to age.






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