Since the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, psychologists have been essential in the response to HIV. They offered mental health support for people living with, or at risk for, HIV—as well as for their families and communities, and those who provide HIV medical care and social services. Psychologists developed programs to educate people about HIV and motivate behavior change to reduce risk.
By Maggie Chartier, PsyD and Monica Rivera Mindt, PhD (Members, APA Committee on Psychology and AIDS) By 2015, an estimated one out of every two people living with HIV in the United States will be over 50. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 2012) estimated that the number of people living with HIV […]