The Missing Link: HIV and mental health
Stigma ruins lives. It can make us feel isolated, ashamed and worthless. It can stop us from building relationships or accessing work. It can prevent us from seeking help or treatment. It can deny us the opportunity to live our lives to the full.
As this report demonstrates, stigma continues to have a pervasive impact on the lives of people living with HIV, many of whom will also have a mental health problem. It’s hard enough to be living with a long-term health condition and experiencing a mental health problem, without having to face the judgement, shame and isolation that often surround them. Therefore, as Mind, we welcome the APPG’s focus on trying to understand the experiences of people living with both HIV and mental health problems.
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