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Issue No. 13  | March 30, 2007
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Spring 2007 Issue of Mental Health AIDS Released

Biopsychosocial therapy involves assessing an individual patient's biological, psychological, and social condition to help determine treatment. Mental Health AIDS is a quarterly biopsychosocial research update on HIV and mental health sponsored by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This publication is provided free of charge through the SAMHSA Web site in both PDF and HTML formats.

The Spring 2007 issue features the "All That is Sacred: A Primer on Spiritual Assessment" Tool Box. The importance of spirituality on coping with chronic illness and HIV treatment and prevention is discussed in this tool box.  It also provides tips and resources for other information on assessing a patient's level of spirituality both at initiation of the patient-doctor relationship and throughout treatment. 


New Class of Anti-HIV Drugs: Updated Information about Integrase Inhibitors on AIDSinfo

Integrase inhibitors are an investigational class of anti-HIV medications. They work at the third step of the HIV life cycle by blocking integrase, a protein HIV needs to enter human cells and make more copies of itself. The current adult treatment guidelines note that while this drug class is still being investigated, antiretroviral activity has been observed in patients taking integrase inhibitors who had resistance to reverse transcriptase inhibitors and protease inhibitors. 

No integrase inhibitors have been approved by the FDA to date, but two are in clinical trials:

  • Elvitegravir, also known as GS 9137, is currently in Phase II studies and shows activity among multidrug-resistant HIV. 
  • Raltegravir, also known as MK-0518, is in Phase III trials. An expanded access program is forthcoming. 

The development of this new class of HIV drugs is extremely important, as more and more HIV infected people on highly active antiretroviral therapy become resistant to current drug classes. The success of elvitegravir and raltegravir in clinical trials indicates that the approval of integrase inhibitors may soon be on the horizon.


Spring 2007 Issue of Mental Health AIDS Released

Biopsychosocial therapy involves assessing an individual patient's biological, psychological, and social condition to help determine treatment. Mental Health AIDS is a quarterly biopsychosocial research update on HIV and mental health sponsored by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This publication is provided free of charge through the SAMHSA Web site in both PDF and HTML formats.

The Spring 2007 issue features the "All That is Sacred: A Primer on Spiritual Assessment" Tool Box. The importance of spirituality on coping with chronic illness and HIV treatment and prevention is discussed in this tool box.  It also provides tips and resources for other information on assessing a patient's level of spirituality both at initiation of the patient-doctor relationship and throughout treatment. 


Spring 2007 Issue of Mental Health AIDS Released

Biopsychosocial therapy involves assessing an individual patient's biological, psychological, and social condition to help determine treatment. Mental Health AIDS is a quarterly biopsychosocial research update on HIV and mental health sponsored by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This publication is provided free of charge through the SAMHSA Web site in both PDF and HTML formats.

The Spring 2007 issue features the "All That is Sacred: A Primer on Spiritual Assessment" Tool Box. The importance of spirituality on coping with chronic illness and HIV treatment and prevention is discussed in this tool box.  It also provides tips and resources for other information on assessing a patient's level of spirituality both at initiation of the patient-doctor relationship and throughout treatment. 


Spring 2007 Issue of Mental Health AIDS Released

Biopsychosocial therapy involves assessing an individual patient's biological, psychological, and social condition to help determine treatment. Mental Health AIDS is a quarterly biopsychosocial research update on HIV and mental health sponsored by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This publication is provided free of charge through the SAMHSA Web site in both PDF and HTML formats.

The Spring 2007 issue features the "All That is Sacred: A Primer on Spiritual Assessment" Tool Box. The importance of spirituality on coping with chronic illness and HIV treatment and prevention is discussed in this tool box.  It also provides tips and resources for other information on assessing a patient's level of spirituality both at initiation of the patient-doctor relationship and throughout treatment. 


Spring 2007 Issue of Mental Health AIDS Released

Biopsychosocial therapy involves assessing an individual patient's biological, psychological, and social condition to help determine treatment. Mental Health AIDS is a quarterly biopsychosocial research update on HIV and mental health sponsored by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This publication is provided free of charge through the SAMHSA Web site in both PDF and HTML formats.

The Spring 2007 issue features the "All That is Sacred: A Primer on Spiritual Assessment" Tool Box. The importance of spirituality on coping with chronic illness and HIV treatment and prevention is discussed in this tool box.  It also provides tips and resources for other information on assessing a patient's level of spirituality both at initiation of the patient-doctor relationship and throughout treatment. 


Spring 2007 Issue of Mental Health AIDS Released

Biopsychosocial therapy involves assessing an individual patient's biological, psychological, and social condition to help determine treatment. Mental Health AIDS is a quarterly biopsychosocial research update on HIV and mental health sponsored by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This publication is provided free of charge through the SAMHSA Web site in both PDF and HTML formats.

The Spring 2007 issue features the "All That is Sacred: A Primer on Spiritual Assessment" Tool Box. The importance of spirituality on coping with chronic illness and HIV treatment and prevention is discussed in this tool box.  It also provides tips and resources for other information on assessing a patient's level of spirituality both at initiation of the patient-doctor relationship and throughout treatment. 


 


 


 


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