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Dog ownership may protect against depression among people with HIV, study finds

Dog ownership may protect against depression among people with HIV, study finds

, by Emily Land

Four-legged friends may aid in emotional and social support, and improve mental health outcomes for people with HIV. Read More

Here’s what you need to know about HIV drug resistance

Here’s what you need to know about HIV drug resistance

, by Warren Tong

Here’s a low-down on HIV drug resistance, including what it is and how you get tested for it. Also, get advice from HIV clinicians on prevention and what to do if you do develop HIV drug resistance. Read More

Puffing & positive? Science says smoking weed can hurt your heart

Puffing & positive? Science says smoking weed can hurt your heart

, by Emily Land

Heavy and frequent use of marijuana increase risk of cardiovascular disease, but people who smoked occasionally did not have this increased risk. Read More

For people with HIV, what’s next after viral suppression?

For people with HIV, what’s next after viral suppression?

, by Emily Land

Improving quality of life—in addition to helping people get to undetectable—can be a focus of health care models that serve people living with HIV. Read More

Magic mushrooms as therapy for long-term HIV survivors?

Magic mushrooms as therapy for long-term HIV survivors?

, by Emily Land

A small study with long-term HIV survivors in San Francisco will investigate whether an experimental treatment with psilocybin and group therapy can be used to improve mental health and emotional well-being. Read More