By Sana Loue (auth.), Sana Loue (eds.)

Although efforts were made and remain made to minimize the speed of HIV transmission within the U.S. and globally, the charges proceed to extend within the majority of nations. within the united states, contributors of minority groups stay particularly prone to HIV transmission. An individual’s discovery that she or he has shrunk HIV, or family member has reduced in size the disorder, frequently increases major matters that necessitate interplay with psychological wellbeing and fitness pros. psychological future health Practitioner’s consultant to HIV/AIDS serves as a short table reference for pros who can be much less acquainted with the terminology utilized in HIV/AIDS care and companies.

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Tricyclic antidepressants drugs (TCAs), while FDA approved for the treatment of depression in adolescents, can be sedating and toxic in overdose and are rarely used in most clinical practice settings. , 2003). , 2006) and effectively treating depression may improve adherence and overall outcomes for HIV-infected youth. In treating any psychiatric disorder, the benefits must outweigh the risks from taking psychotropic medications. , 2000) and may contribute to high-risk sexual behaviors (Elkington, Bauermeister, Brackis-Cott, Dolezal, & Mellins, 2009).

P. (2006). Pediatric bipolar disorder: Emerging diagnostic and treatment approaches. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 15(1), 73–108. 013. Lampinen, T. , & Hogg, R. S. (2007). Nitrite inhalant use among young gay and bisexual men in vancouver during a period of increasing HIV incidence. BMC Public Health, 7, 35. 1186/1471-2458-7-35. Lehrer, J. , Shrier, L. , & Buka, S. (2006). Depressive symptoms as a longitudinal predictor of sexual risk behaviors among US middle and high school students.

Fears associated with chronic disease and mortality, body image issues associated with delayed development, dermatologic issues, and lipodystrophy (a condition in which body fat is redistributed and can lead to changes in body shape) can also affect HIV-infected youth (Brown, Lourie, & Pao, 2000; DeLaMora, Aledort, & Stavola, 2006). , 2009). , 2003). HIV-negative adolescents with psychiatric or substance use problems may be at a particularly high risk of seroconversion due to risky sexual behavior (Brown, Danovsky, Lourie, DiClemente, & Ponton, 1997; Lehrer, Shrier, Gortmaker, & Buka, 2006; Tubman, Gil, Wagner, & Artigues, 2003) including the use of drugs or alcohol (Donenberg & Pao, 2005).

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