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Depression and HIV/AIDS
Cover image for the Depression and HIV/AIDS publication.

This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including HIV/AIDS.

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Science News About HIV/AIDS

NIH Directors Discuss Sequestration and Research on C-SPAN

Science Update

NIMH Director Tom Insel on C-SPAN

Despite facing lean financial times, NIH continues to generate the most bang for the buck regarding research. Tomorrow on C-SPAN Washington Journal, NIH Directors Drs. Collins, Insel, Fauci, Varmus, and Green will field questions from the public pertaining to sequestration and research as well as other topics.

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NIH-funded Study Finds Community-based Efforts Increase HIV Testing, Prompt Behavior Change

Press Release

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An international study supported by NIMH reported today that community efforts, in comparison to standard clinical testing and counseling, yielded greater testing and lower HIV incidence in high-risk individuals.

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NIH-funded Study Defines Treatment Window for HIV-positive Children Infected at Birth

Press Release

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HIV-positive children older than 1 year who were treated after showing moderate HIV-related symptoms did not experience greater cognitive or behavior problems compared to peers treated when signs of their infection were still mild, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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HIV Variants in Spinal Fluid May Hold Clues in Development of HIV-related Dementia

Science Update

illustration of brain and spinal cord

NIMH-funded researchers found two variants of HIV in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of infected study participants that were genetically distinct from the viral variants found in the participants’ blood. The study, published October 6, 2011, in the journal PLoS Pathogens, suggests these CSF variants may help to inform research on the development and treatment of cognitive problems related to HIV infection.

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HIV-Infected Astrocytes Disrupt Blood-Brain Barrier, Contribute to Cognitive Impairment

Science Update

Microscope photo of astrocytes, a type of support cell in the brain.

Astrocytes, a type of support cell in the brain, that are infected with HIV show abnormal connections and functioning that disrupt the blood-brain barrier, according to an NIMH-funded study.

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Posts About HIV/AIDS

Achieving an AIDS-free Generation

By Thomas Insel on July 19, 2012

NIMH research on HIV/AIDS will be well represented at the XIX International AIDS Conference, being held in the United States for the first time since 1990.

NIMH’s Top 10 Research Events and Advances of 2010

By Thomas Insel on December 23, 2010

10 breakthroughs and events of 2010 which are changing the way we approach mental disorders.


Meeting Summaries About HIV/AIDS

Addressing Mental Disorders: The Missing Link to Effective HIV Prevention, Care, Treatment, and Support

Washington, DC

Meeting summary of Addressing Mental Disorders: The Missing Link to Effective HIV Prevention, Care, Treatment, and Support - Satellite meeting of the 19th International AIDS Conference

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Advancing Novel HIV Prevention Intervention Research with MSM

Atlanta, Georgia

Advancing Novel HIV Prevention Intervention Research with MSM Meeting Summary

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NIMH Annual International Research Conference on the Role of Families in Preventing and Adapting to HIV/AIDS

San Francisco, California

NIMH and the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at UC San Francisco co-sponsored a conference in San Francisco aimed at Responding to the Social Context of HIV Risk The Role of Families and Support Networks.

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Mental Health Consideration in Secondary HIV Prevention

Bethesda, Maryland

The Secondary Prevention and Translation Branch of NIMH’s Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS (CMHRA) hosted a meeting that focused on identifying target areas for new research on the intersection of secondary HIV prevention and mental health, specifically related to HIV-infected individuals with psychiatric disorders living in the United States.

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