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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some studies, HIV-positive women were twice as likely as men to be depressed (this is also seen in...
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HIV and stigma

I have been aids pos for 4 years since 05, since that time I had to quit my job because of cryptococcal menengitis, I tried short term disability but I was quietly pushed to file social security, sinece then I have found it impossible to get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...support services that might be helpful. Hopefully, close friends and family members are being supportive as well. If the VA mental health service hasn't been helpful, consider going outside the VA system for a second opinion. Many virally... Read more »

Adherance, Resistance, Dementia, Mutation

My husband started kaletra/truvada after 23 yrs. no meds. He exhibits signs of dementia since I know him, 3 yrs only, last week took off for 2nd time in two months to FLA with no meds! I am horrified that our marital squabble might be the cause of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...manager who you should work with to try to help reach him. If dementia is the cause of his behavior he may be eligible for mental health services, help at home or, if severe long-term care. If the dementia is HIV related he may be able to have... Read more »

Just got HIV help?

Hi Doc, My roomate and bestfreind was just diagnosed with HIV. He is heterosexual, and was one of the happiest people I have ever known. He has just began to slip into deep depression. He has not received any medication, counceling etc.......
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...They were created to help any person diagnosed with HIV adjust to living with HIV. They will know the best AIDS medical and mental health services in San Diego and have specialists on staff to help your room mate get medical help and... Read more »

Legal obligation to disclose mentally-ill brother's HIV status?

My brother is HIV positive. He is also mentally ill. He does not disclose that he is positive to anyone. Am I legally obligated to tell any of the women he dates if I have contact with them (family get-togethers, etc.) that he is positive. Morally I...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...One of my clients is a provider of public benefit mental health services. They focus on teaching the HIV-positive client the importance of safer sex, disclosure and responsible behavior. Are you in Read more »
Articles
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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Scientists Plan Help for HIV Patients With Mental Illness

...as a whole are lacking in South Africa. The Department of Health spends less than 1 percent of the national health budget on mental health services and allocates only 9 percent of the country's hospital beds for psychiatric patients, according to... Read more »
University of California-Los Angeles

Sexual Minorities More Likely to Seek Mental Health Services, Study Finds

...communities. According to the study authors, the findings show that minority sexual orientation predisposes individuals to seek out mental health services. The findings also have implications for the allocation of public funding for the... Read more »
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA is Facing World AIDS Day

...before December 1 st . And when you do so, remind them that they can locate local HIV testing sites , as well substance and mental health services . Thank you for taking the time to Face AIDS with us. References ... Read more »
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NYC Harm Reduction

Posted by Robert1
...offered at two storefront offices, one in the Bronx and one in East Harlem. Position Summary: The Social Worker will provide mental health services to NYHREs clients under its programs targeting HIV+ individuals and substance users at highest... Read more »

President/CEO

Posted by Robert1
...they desperately need. Today, programs include Residential Health Care and Drug Treatment, Adult Day Health Care, Medical and Mental Health Services, Education and Recreation, and COBRA Case Management. PRIMARY FUNCTION: The President & CEO... Read more »

Clinical Coordinator/Crisis Intervention Specialis

Posted by Anonymous
...interventions, policies, and procedures. Qualifications: . Demonstrated experience with the provision of HIV, case management, mental health services for bilingual/bi-cultural individuals and families; Experience with chronic illness and care;... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »