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Issue No. 39 | September 19, 2008

News and Features

Fall 2008 Issue of Mental Health AIDS Released

Biopsychosocial therapy involves assessing an individual patient's biological, psychological, and social condition to help determine the best 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 Fall 2008 issue features the "Cut to the 'Quick': Brief Psychodynamic Treatment for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS" Tool Box.

More information is available:

CDC Releases Supplemental HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report: Cases of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, by Race/Ethnicity, 2002-2006

"In this report, we present estimated numbers of cases of HIV infection, including cases of HIV infection that progressed to AIDS. These data are stratified by the following races and ethnic groups: white, black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native.... ... [T]he Asian or Pacific Islander category displayed in previous HIV/AIDS surveillance reports ... has been split into 2 categories: (1) Asian and (2) Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. ... [T]his report marks the first time that HIV case reports from Puerto Rico have been included in the tabulation and presentation of HIV/AIDS and AIDS data in a supplemental report."

For more information, read the full CDC report.