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Hiv Mental Health Services

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AIDS Treatment News

Chronically Depressed Women With HIV Almost Twice as Likely as Others to Die From AIDS-Related Causes; Those With Mental-Health Services Had Half the Death Rate of Those Without

A study of 1,716 HIV-positive women who were given blood tests and interviews twice a year for seven years from 1994 through 2001 found that those who met research criteria for chronic depressive symptoms were 2.2 times as likely to die of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mental Health Services Are "Critical" to Comprehensive Approach for People Living With HIV

In this post in USAID's "IMPACTblog ," Melissa Sharer, AIDSTAR-One senior care and support officer at John Snow, Inc., writes, "Although treatment is now widely available and [people living with HIV (PLHIV)] are able to live normal and active lives... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Oregon Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Provide Rent, Support Services for HIV-Positive People Living With Mental Illnesses

The HIV Care and Treatment Program in the Oregon Department of Human Services recently received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide support services and rental housing for... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Locating Mental Health Professionals trained in HIV

I was diagnoised with HIV in October and have contacted local AIDS groups in two Ohio cities, as well as doctors trained in HIV treatment trying to located a Mental Health Professional familar with HIV. None of these have been able to help. Where do...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I find it really strange that local AIDS groups that provide services to people living with HIV and AIDS do not have a list of qualified mental health professionals to refer you to. Similarly It is bizarre that you say that doctors working with... Read more »

HIV positive mental health providers.

Do you have any information on HIV+ mental health providers that are open about their status and provide counseling service for HIV+ people? ...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
I don't know of any resources where you can find such information nor do I believe that it's necessary for a provider to be positive in order to be compassionate or understand the issues. As in the case of a therapist treating gay clients... Read more »

HIV Mental Health Online Resource

Hi Michael -- This is Ken Howard in LA. I love reading this section of The Body because you know I admire all of your work very much. I wanted to follow up on the guy in Ohio who wrote to you about not having access to a mental health provider...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Thanks for bringing this to my attention and the attention of others who may benefit frrm it. I am posting it on this forum in the hope that the person who wrote requesting information will read this and that it may possibly help him.Michael... Read more »

Finding mental health care in Duval County, FL

I would like to know if there are any counselors in Duval County FL with a specialty in HIV. Also specialty dealing with serodiscordant couples. I have had so many doors/phones slammed in my face or no response at all. I have insurance and need...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. Finding a therapist, especially one with expertise in HIV/AIDS, can be a complex process. A good match will be highly individualized. I don't know of anyone specific but I think you could get some leads from the <a... Read more »
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Program Manager, Mental Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Program Manager, Mental Health / Mental Health

Manage the Mental Health Services Program, including the clinical, volunteer, community outreach, education, training components. Provide clinical supervision to unlicensed staff and oversee internship... Read more »

Social Security Mental Health Examination

Posted by DJones, 1 Reply
I filed for social security / disability and received notice that the Social Security Department has set up an appointment with one of their psychologists. The letter tells me I have to bring a friend they can question also. Has anyone been... Read more »

Mental Health and Hiv Anxiety

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
I too was a worried well. but rapid hiv blood test (finger prick) are accurate. as well as rapid salivia test are accurate. at 6 weeks and beyond. i too searched the internet and was blown away of all the false information that scared the shit out... Read more »

mental health and hiv

Posted by Anonymous
im an irish guy, living in the uk. im 24, and been HIV+ about a year and a half. is it just me that gets so worked up that they cannot sleep and cry at times in bed, get depressed, that we have to live with what we do? i sometimes feel so alone,... Read more »