Articles tagged with: mental health and HIV

Patients with HIV six times as likely to have schizophrenia

published: March, 13, 2018 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Mental Health, Health, International , Revolving Door, Media, Guest Authors

"... researchers indicated that time from schizophrenia diagnoses to death was significantly short for those with HIV than those without." From MD Mag, Kevin Kunzmann reports.

Patients with HIV six times as likely to have schizophrenia

There is a six-fold prevalence of schizophrenia in people with HIV than that of the population without the virus, according to the results of a Vancouver, BC, Canada-based study. The study, presented at the 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, MA, this week, found a distinct association between the mental disorder and HIV — a relationship sparsely analyzed before. Researchers from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in Vancouver,

Dealing with multiple health conditions all at once

published: June, 30, 2015 Written by // Félix Garmendía Categories // Health, Living with HIV, Félix Garmendía

Our NYC poz guy on wheels Felix Garmendia asks “How do you find the light at the end of the tunnel if you can’t find the tunnel?"

Dealing with multiple health conditions all at once

This piece has a purpose. It’s going to be a reaffirmation of life, a mantra of inner peace and a cathartic opportunity to exorcize the sadness and worries of some of us who are dealing with any serious health issues. I used the term “health issues” because at this point in my fight, the word, “Illness” hurts. That’s something that I have to come to terms with. I’m dealing with several health conditions at the moment. Some of them are under control, others are progressing. Depr

Aren’t we all a bit nuts?

published: July, 09, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Mental Health, Research, Health, Revolving Door, Living with HIV, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

This article from the HIV Disclosure Project looks at the relationship between HIV and mental health and expresses caution about the impact of research on this topic on people living with HIV

Aren’t we all a bit nuts?

According to the World Health Organization “studies have demonstrated a high sero-prevalence of HIV infection in people with serious chronic mental illnesses. Prevalence rates in mentally ill inpatients and outpatients have been reported to be between 5% and 23%, compared with a range of 0.3% to 0.4% in the general population in the United States of America over comparable time periods.” (WHO. 2008)  I am not disputing these findings entirely, but rather am considering what impact these

It’s back . . .

published: September, 18, 2013 Written by // Christian Dolan Categories // Mental Health, Health, Living with HIV, Christian Dolan

Christan Dolan: “it's not always positive vibes and thinking we have. There will be dips, but then where's the fun in life if we weren't faced with a challenge from time to time?"

Sitting awake at 6 a.m. again after just a few hours sleep for the third time this week. It's been over a month I've been feeling like this and I rummaged through my old diaries from when I was not long diagnosed and I get that gut wrenching feeling as I realize all over again that it's back...  As I've previously mentioned, about six to eight weeks in to my diagnosis I cracked and begun a downward spiral into depression and I feel as though it's returned. I'm angry with the world, and every

Our Agenda - a new type of campaign

published: July, 22, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Mental Health, Features and Interviews, Health, Sexual Health, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to ACT’s John Maxwell from Ontario’s GMSH (Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance) about an innovative new campaign which explores the connections between gay men’s emotional, mental and sexual health

Our Agenda  - a new type of campaign

The Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) is a network of front-line workers, HIV researchers, public health, policy makers and community members responding to gay men’s sexual health in Ontario. The GMSH works to establish long-term, goal-oriented, evidence-based strategies, tools, policies and programs that will effectively assist all of us, committed to ensuring that gay and bisexual men in our communities enjoy healthy, full sexual and emotional lives. John Maxwell is Director of Pr

HIV and Mental Health

published: January, 28, 2013 Categories // Gay Men, Mental Health, Health, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Guest writer Jack Frost in the third of a series of posts about being diagnosed with HIV. In this post he connects the dots between poor mental health and his contracting HIV

HIV and Mental Health

This article first appeared January 6, 2013 in the blog Having HIV.  Whenever I see campaigns for HIV/AIDS awareness, whether it be on television or online, they never seem to focus on mental health. They mainly focuses on prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Don't get me wrong, it is extremely important that we educate about HIV prevention and treatment, but it seems a lot of times those messages are going unheard.  Or I see ads using scare tactics by showing how sick HIV can make someone