From Harold's blog post about May as Mental Health Awareness Month and People with HIV:
"May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of mental health for everyone and at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through older adulthood. I want to spotlight the importance of mental health for people with risk for and living with HIV.
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy makes it clear that mental health services are a key component of a comprehensive approach to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. That’s because HIV and mental health are a syndemic or a set of linked health conditions that adversely interact with one another and contribute to an excess burden of disease in a population."