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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Mental Health and HIV

Good mental health will help you live your life to the fullest and is essential to successfully treating HIV. Learn more about managing your mental health and seeking treatment.

Anthony Bourdain

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."

Depression, Women, and HIV Img

Depression, Women, and HIV

Table of Contents 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 Wha...

HIV and Mental Health Img

HIV and Mental Health

If you are living with HIV, it's important to pay attention to both your physical and mental health. This fact sheet provides information on how people with HIV can take care of their mental health.

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To Live or Not to Live

_Positively Aware_ readers respond to one reader's decision to give up.

Efavirenz Side Effects Include Suicide Risk; It Could Have Been Me Img

Efavirenz Side Effects Include Suicide Risk; It Could Have Been Me

Reports on higher rates of suicide or self-harm in people with HIV on efavirenz -- particularly among those diagnosed with mental health conditions -- don't surprise Matt Ebert, who says he lived through it, but barely.