Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 345–361

Co-location of Health Care for Adults with Serious Mental Illness and HIV Infection

  • Greer Sullivan
  • David Kanouse
  • Alexander S. Young
  • Xiaotong Han
  • Judy Perlman
  • Paul Koegel
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10597-006-9053-8

Cite this article as:
Sullivan, G., Kanouse, D., Young, A.S. et al. Community Ment Health J (2006) 42: 345. doi:10.1007/s10597-006-9053-8

Abstract

This study describes persons with serious mental illness and comorbid HIV infection and examines the effect of co-location of mental health and HIV care on satisfaction, service utilization, and appropriateness of care. One hundred and eighteen subjects completed interviews and gave blood samples; medical records were abstracted. Most reported few barriers to care and satisfaction with mental health and HIV treatment. Co-location of mental health and HIV care did not influence satisfaction with care, utilization of services, or appropriateness of care. This report challenges the notion that persons with serious mental illnesses receive inadequate health care and that they have minimal capacity for illness management. These subjects may be benefiting from increased funding for, and attention to, persons with HIV infection.

Keywords

serious mental illnessHIVcomorbiditypublic mental health systems

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Greer Sullivan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 6
  • David Kanouse
    • 3
  • Alexander S. Young
    • 4
    • 5
  • Xiaotong Han
    • 1
    • 2
  • Judy Perlman
    • 3
  • Paul Koegel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Veterans AffairsSouth Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)North Little RockUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)Little RockUSA
  3. 3.RAND CorporationSanta MonicaUSA
  4. 4.Department of Veterans AffairsDesert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)Los AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)Los AngelesUSA
  6. 6.North Little RockUSA