Prioritizing Mental Health and Behavioral Studies in HIV/AIDS Response among LGBTQ Populations
Organizer: University of South Carolina
Mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and post‐traumatic stress disorder) occur at a high rate among LGBTQ populations (at the risk of HIV infection and/or living with HIV). Despite the associations between mental health conditions and behavioral and clinical outcomes such as high risks for HIV infection, reduced medicine adherence, and increased disability and mortality in this population, mental health and behavioral studies are often neglected in clinical practice. This session provides a unique opportunity to share state-of-the art research and practice experiences from scholars and key stakeholders in the globe.