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05/10/17: HIV MHTF meeting |Dr. Ardis Moe presents a CROI Update

The regular monthly HIV Mental Health Task Force (HIV MHTF) meeting is on Wednesday, 05/10/17 from 9:30am to 11:30am. This is our first meeting of 2017, so we hope to see everyone there.

Here is the agenda: 05-2017 agenda

  • Location:  The Village [1125 N. McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA 90038]
  • Parking:free parking in lots across the street
  • Public transportation:4, 156, 704, DASH Hwd

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04/11/17 meeting reminder and agenda

The regular monthly HIV Mental Health Task Force (HIV MHTF) meeting is on Wednesday, 04/11/17 from 9:30am to 11:30am. This is our first meeting of 2017, so we hope to see everyone there.

Here is the agenda: 04-2017 agenda

  • Location:  The Village [1125 N. McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA 90038]
  • Parking:free parking in lots across the street
  • Public transportation:4, 156, 704, DASH Hwd

HIV/AIDS & Mental Health April Newsletter

April 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming Webinars: 

DATE CHANGE: Mental Health Clinical Care – Use of PrEP for Clients at High Risk of HIV
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST
More info

Linkages to Care: Promoting Access to Care & Treatment for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST
More info

Latest News

Depression and the relationship between basic psychological needs and quality of life among PLWH
AIDS Care, March 2017

Better depression care could improve outcomes for HIV treatment programmes
aidsmap, March 2017

Opening up the HIV epidemic: a review of HIV seropositive status disclosure among people who inject drugs
AIDS Care, March 2017

Harm reduction should address the specific needs of couples who inject drugs
aidsmap, March 2017

Marijuana Use Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Men and the HIV Care Continuum: Findings From the uConnect Cohort
Substance Use & Misuse, March 2017

Psychosocial correlates of safe sex communication between Latina women and their stable male partners: an integrative review
AIDS Care, March 2017

The relationship between life stressors and drug and sexual behaviors among a population-based sample of young Black men who have sex with men in Chicago
AIDS Care, March 2017

See links to full articles

New Archived Webinar

LGBTQ Youth and Homelessness: Opportunities for Risk Reduction and HIV Prevention

HIV & Aging Toolkit
The HIV and Aging Toolkit is available to help clinicians understand a variety of issues facing older patients living with HIV, including medication management, side effects, and ailments that can accompany aging with HIV.

Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit
Check out this new toolkit on HIV prevention and care for people living in rural areas is available from the HRSA-supported Rural Health Information Hub.

Personalized Cognitive Counseling: An adaptation for working with trans women 
A guide to the adaptation of the Personalized Cognitive Counseling intervention for trans women who have sex with men.

New Medication Adherence e-Learning Training Toolkit for Providers The Every Dose Every Day e-Learning Training Toolkit features four evidence-based strategies that can be delivered by a variety of HIV providers, including medical providers, mental health providers, HIV case managers, health educators and/or peers.

Highlights from the Field

Psychology and AIDS Exchange Newsletter
Our partners at the American Psychological Association released their spring 2017 issue of Psychology and AIDS Exchange Newsletter exploring criminalization of HIV exposure and transmission.

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TODAY for National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, come to Jim Gilliam Park

Come down to the park today for music, food, zumba, prizes, networking, and to give/get/share information & resources. Check out all the cool stuff we are giving away at the free store. Register to vote! Get tested for HIV. Play at the playground.

Bring you clients. Bring your students. Bring your families.

Hope to see you there!

http://bit.ly/2lKW4H4

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The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness

This was sent by a friend, John Kirby.

 

Hello everyone,

 

It’s not often that I come across an article about which I feel so strongly that I have to send it to every person I know who works with gay men, either professionally or in 12-step groups – but this is absolutely the best, most relevant piece I’ve read in over ten years. Grab a cup of coffee, it’s a long read, but well worth it for you and your clinicians.

 

http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gay-loneliness/

 

March meeting reminder

The regular monthly HIV Mental Health Task Force (HIV MHTF) meeting is on Wednesday, 03/08/17 from 9:30am to 11:30am. This is our first meeting of 2017, so we hope to see everyone there.

Here is the agenda: 03-2017-agenda

  • Location:  The Village [1125 N. McCadden Pl Los Angeles, CA 90038]
  • Parking:free parking in lots across the street
  • Public transportation:4, 156, 704, DASH Hwd

In case you didn’t know, 03/08/17 is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.

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#BeBoldForChange

Why therapists are having such a hard time talking about Trump

thank you, Tom, for sending this out.

In her 35 years as a therapist, Arlene Drake has never heard so many clients talking about the same issue. Week after week, they complain of panic attacks and insomnia because of President Trump. They’re too anxious to concentrate at work. One woman’s fear turned into intense, physical pain.

“It’s just a nightmare,” said Drake, who practices in West L.A.

Drake was trained not to reveal her personal beliefs, but now will agree with clients if they say they don’t support Trump.

“If this were just another session, if this weren’t such a big thing, if this weren’t so evil, I wouldn’t,” she said. “But I have to stand for what I stand for and that does cross over into politics.”

FULL STORY: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-trump-therapists-20170223-story.html

SAVE THE DATE… Coping with Hope 2017: “HIV in Uncertain Times”

Mark Your Calendars! You’re invited to…

Coping with Hope 2017: “HIV in Uncertain Times

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Time: 8:00 am

*A free, one-day symposium addressing the mental health needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Registration will open April.

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03/25/17: Women’s Empowerment Summit

please pass this on to your clients and associates.

Los Angeles County HIV Drug & Alcohol Task Force

click on the image to register, and for more information:womensempowerment

2017 Women’s Empowerment Summit
by Behavioral Health Services

REGISTER HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-womens-empowerment-summit-tickets-31971101425

DATE AND TIME
Sat, March 25, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

LOCATION
15519 Crenshaw Boulevard
Gardena, CA 90249

The Women’s Empowerment Summit is a free annual event to inspire, empower, and encourage women to find their strengths within, through dynamic, inner-active workshops, speakers, and activities.

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HIV and Aging- Webinars

Older Adults & HIV: Social Isolation and Social Support
This two-hour webinar is designed to provide an overview of the extent of social isolation and the lack of social support resources faced by many older adults with HIV. Given the health challenges faced by this population, it is important that we anticipate and plan for the future caregiving and support needs of this group.

March 6th 2017

1pm-3pm EST

REGISTER

 

 

 

Health Promotion for Older Adults Living with HIV

This two-hour webinar will provide an overview of how HIV progresses and affects the overall health of older adults. This information will then be related to how service providers can play a role in promoting and helping older adults living with HIV stay linked to care and maintain viral load suppression.

March 21st 2017

1pm-3pm EST

REGISTER

 

 

*To register for a course, click the ‘Register’ link above and enter your account log-in information.  If you do not have an account, you will need to sign up for one prior to registering for this course at hivtrainingny.org.

For assistance contact  training@acria.org 212-924-3934 x134

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