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Monday, September 28, 2015

HIV and Mental Health in the News September 2015

September 2015 In the News
courtesy of Stephen Puibello

By Stephen Karpiak Ph.D., Meredith Greene, M.D., and Richard Havlik, M.D.
From AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

"Although we are seeing new HIV infections in people over 50, the main reason for the rising number of older adults with HIV is better HIV medications. In 1985, a 20-year-old with AIDS might expect to live only to age 22. Today, that 20-year-old can look forward to an almost normal lifespan. This year, half of those living with HIV in the U.S. will be over 50. By 2020, that number may rise to 70%."

source:  San Francisco Bay Times

“Strut is a revolutionary new model for San Francisco and one that addresses a clear need—I expect that we will get between a third and half of gay and bisexual men in San Francisco coming through the doors of Strut in the very first year,” said Tim Patriarca, executive director of Strut. “Co-locating our services in a beautiful, larger, central community space will help us serve even more people with the sexual health,  substance use,mental health and community programs we are known for. With the opening of Strut, we absolutely have the potential to make a positive impact on the lives of so many people in our community.”

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