PLWHA are living longer lives, and we are just beginning to understand the long-term effects of the disease and associated treatments. The HIV and Aging Toolkit contains information, tools, and research to help guide mental health practitioners as they support whole-person care.
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HIV / AIDS & Mental Health
Read this joint report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the National Council for Behavioral Health on the importance of implementing behavioral health screening in HIV care settings
HIV-positive gay and bisexual men have increased risk of hospitalisation with anxiety and mood disorders, a risk factor for later mortality
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Read this special issue of the HIV Specialist produced in parntership with the American Psychological Association
A Report on Overcoming Stigma for Older Americans
Screening Tools from the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
This 47-minute video features an interview with Dr. Marshall Forstein discussing the cognitive disorders that most affect those who are living with HIV and the importance for psychiatric practice:
- Current Assessment Tools
- Assessment Techniques
- Classification of Disorders
The video also includes a discussion of information on HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND), how HIV-related cognitive disorders can affect the treatment cascade and how they can complicate medication and medical adherence.