Addressing Mental Health Issues In HIV Care
The authors say that interventions delivered by "task-sharing" would require "supportive supervision, monitoring, and feedback to inform quality improvement in comprehensive HIV/AIDS services providing mental health care" and that "multidisciplinary collaboration, coordination, and communication on common concerns are imperative for HIV services that integrate mental health care."
"Clinical depression, alcohol abuse, and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) are prevalent in people living with HIV and have negative consequences for HIV treatment outcomes," say the authors.
The five articles providing a global perspective on integrating mental health are being published weekly in PLOS Medicine beginning 30 April 2013.
Adapted by MNT from original media release