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Issue No. 52 | December 22, 2006

News and Features

New TARGET Web Site Centralizes Ryan White CARE Act Technical Resources

The TARGET (Technical Assitance Resources, Guidance, Education and Training) Center Web site and Help Desk are resources that centralize an array of technical assistance resources for Ryan White CARE Act grantees and HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) staff. The Help Desk is available online or via phone at: 301-443-0067. TARGET resources include those developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HAB as well as other grantees:

        Best Practices Technical Assistance Library
        Links to CARE Act Grantees
        Online and Phone Help Desk

Check out the TARGET Web site today!

Winter 2007 Issue of "Mental Health AIDS" Includes Tool Box on Posttraumatic Growth of HIV Infected Individuals

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 Winter 2007 issue features the From Surviving to Thriving: HIV-Associated Posttraumatic Growth tool box, which summarizes recent research on posttraumatic growth (PTG) and HIV. Emotional trauma related to HIV infection, including depression, anxiety, fear, helplessness, and guilt, may lead to positive changes in relationship and life priorities, health behaviors, and outlook on life in some individuals with HIV infection (and in some cases, their caregivers). The toolbox includes suggestions for clinicians on how to incorporate principles of PTG into psychotherapy treatment for trauma survivors.

Happy Holidays from AIDSinfo

The AIDSinfo At-a-Glance newsletter will not be published next week. We will resume publication of At-a-Glance after the New Year. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!