How doctors in Texas are trying to protect transgender patients from a persistent threat: HIV

The population is so vulnerable because the stigmatized place that transgender people occupy in society translates into extremely high rates of poverty, substance abuse, mental health difficulties, homelessness and incarceration — all of which increase the odds of having sex without condoms or sharing needles, the two most common ways that HIV is spread in Read more

Patients With HIV, Mental Illness Require Integrated Approach to Care

The comorbidity of HIV and a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia presents multiple challenges for patients and clinicians. Emerging evidence suggests, however, that a collaborative approach to care — with HIV treatment and mental health services offered together in one location — may be a viable, effective strategy for managing these Read more

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