Survey: Most People With HIV Lack Mental Health Services
The results are in on a groundbreaking survey detailing the mental health and substance use problems faced by people living with HIV. Confirming that both problems are all too common and frequently untreated, the survey is now being analyzed by the American Psychological Association for advocacy efforts to increase the availability of affordable mental health services for people with HIV. But first, we provide a glimpse at the data POZ and AIDSmeds readers and NAPWA members provided.
April 20, 2009
Solange Knowles Says “Yes, Yes, Yes to Safe Sex”
Singer/songwriter Solange Knowles is partnering with MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation and The Body Shop on the multiplatform “Yes, Yes, Yes to Safe Sex” campaign, which launched April 14 in New York City. Targeting youth under the age of 25, it aims to promote responsible
sexual behavior while at the same time raising funds for HIV awareness
programs around the world. (Watch video.)
April 17, 2009
The New GSK-Pfizer Partnership: Better Business for People With HIV? GSK and Pfizer announced yesterday they are forming a new company based on the vision of sharing their mutual expertise, experience—and profits. While it seems clear the combined power of the two pharmaceuticals means better business for both, we wondered what, if any, the benefit of the merger might be for people living with HIV/AIDS.
April 14, 2009
Eliminate the Wait for Health Care Federal law requires that people who become disabled wait two years after they begin receiving social security disability insurance before qualifying for health care benefits from Medicare. Advocates are urging people to take action and share their stories now so they can make sure that eliminating the wait period is part of the health care reform package that will be introduced in Congress later this year.
April 13, 2009
New HIV Effort Is No Laughing Matter
Graduates from Cable Positive’s Youth AIDS Media Institute University create a multimedia HIV campaign for today’s tech-savvy youth. (Watch video.)