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HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

We've got you covered on the most important info regarding HIV medications, finding mental/social support, working with a health care team, using natural/complementary therapies, and the search for an HIV cure.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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HIV Activists: Make Sleep One of Your 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

Your life, and our movement, won’t succeed if we’re not getting enough rest.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
Kiara St James credit Tim Murphy

Black Transgender Activist Kiara St. James on Her Strategic Vision for 2020—and on Getting Help With Holiday Depression and Anxiety

“I realized it wasn’t normal for me to feel the hopelessness I was feeling.”

By Tim Murphy
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Black Gay Boys Struggling With Depression and Crystal Meth -- You're Going to Be OK

Crystal meth use rates seem to be rising among black and Latinx gay and bisexual men in most parts of the U.S. This is one young man's journey to mental health and recovery.

By Roman Blck
Programs Seek to Break Isolation for People Over 50 Living With HIV Img

Programs Seek to Break Isolation for People Over 50 Living With HIV

"We try to foster connection. We look at civic and social engagement and build community," said the manager of a program based in San Francisco.

By Stephen Hicks
Antidepressants Can Be Hard to Withdraw From. Here's How to Do It Right. Img

Antidepressants Can Be Hard to Withdraw From. Here's How to Do It Right.

Knowing how to manage your antidepressants is as important as managing your HIV medications.

By Tim Murphy
FDA May Soon Approve Version of 'Special K' for Severe Depression Img

FDA May Soon Approve Version of 'Special K' for Severe Depression

That's right -- the anesthetic and club drug ketamine can provide dramatic, swift relief when antidepressants cannot.

By Tim Murphy
Brian Belovitch in 2018 and in 1981.

Mental Health Expert Uses His Life to Help Others Navigate HIV and Gender

Brian Belovitch has learned many lessons about self-care during his long journey with HIV and trans identity. Now he channels those lessons into his work as a mental health provider.

By JD Davids
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A Lust for Life and Anthony Bourdain

In contemplating Bourdain's suicide and her own battle with depression, Sherri Lewis writes, "I discovered that my problems were not about dying, but about how to live."

By Sherri Lewis
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Depression, Women, and HIV

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What Is Depression? Women and Depression Depression in Women Living With HIV Depression and Older Women Living With HIV Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Checked and Treated for Depression

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