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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 2014 HIV and Mental Healh in the News


With a Mandate for Change, a Longtime HIV/AIDS Leader Steps Up as Chief Officer for NYC's Massive Human Service Agency by (Julie "JD" Davids, theBody.com August 25, 2014)

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http://www.thebody.com/content/74898/with-a-mandate-for-change-a-longtime-hivaids-leade.html

"Tasked with managing all that HRA's 14,000 staff members do to provide direct services to New Yorkers, Tietz now oversees a broad range of programs, including Adult Protective Services; the HIV/AIDS Services Administration; Domestic Violence; Shelters and Services; Disaster Assistance and Crisis Management and Customized Assistance Services for public assistance recipients."

 

Opinion: Shining a light on mental illness (Robert T. Foster, Edmonton Journal

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http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/Opinion+Shining+light+mental+illness/10137796/story.html

 "Almost five per cent of admissions to hospitals are related to mental health issues, including anxiety, bipolar disorders, major depressive disorders, low-grade depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), impulse control, eating disorders, substance abuse and suicidal behaviour. Such disorders comprise the second highest cost of running a hospital in Canada."

"Suicide is responsible for about 25 per cent of all deaths among 15- to 24-year-olds and 16 per cent among 25- to 44-year-olds. It’s one of the leading causes of death from adolescence to middle age"


With advances in HIV care, survivors face other disease risks  Contact: Connie Hughes Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348 Wolters Kluwer Health 

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http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-08/wkh-wai081314.php 

"Research and Planning to Meet Health Needs of People Living with HIV"

"Large-scale HIV treatment and prevention programs have substantially lowered the rates of HIV infection and deaths from HIV/AIDS. Dr Narayan and coauthors write, "Today, with over 35 million people living (and aging) with HIV and over two million becoming infected every year, we are faced with a new challenge: addressing morbidity and mortality from NCDs—heart disease, stroke, diabetes and metabolic complications, renal disease, cancers, liver disease, and mental illness—that increase with age and may be related to HIV and its treatment."

 

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