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Mental Health Practitioner's Guide to HIV/AIDS

  • Sana Loue

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sana Loue
    Pages 1-8
  3. Katherine Kovalski Busby, Sarah Lytle, Martha Sajatovic
    Pages 9-35
  4. Brandy L. Johnson, Lisa M. Henderson-Newlin
    Pages 37-68
  5. Daniel J. O’Shea
    Pages 69-74
  6. Stefani Parrisbalogun
    Pages 75-76
  7. Sana Loue
    Pages 77-80
  8. Ana-Gabriela Benghiac
    Pages 81-83
  9. Daniel J. O’Shea
    Pages 85-88
  10. Oscar Grusky
    Pages 89-90
  11. Mihaela-Catalina Vicol
    Pages 91-94
  12. Todd Wagner
    Pages 95-97
  13. Sana Loue
    Pages 99-101
  14. Lisa R. Norman
    Pages 103-105
  15. Beth Faiman
    Pages 107-111
  16. Helen Land
    Pages 113-124
  17. M. Zane Jennings
    Pages 125-127
  18. Robert W. Stephens
    Pages 129-131
  19. Ana-Gabriela Benghiac
    Pages 133-135
  20. Ezer Kang, David Arute
    Pages 137-139

About this book


The relationship is a circular one: people with mental illnesses are at increased risk for HIV infection, and individuals infected with HIV may experience a range of mental health problems, from anxiety and depression to conditions related to the disease or its treatment. Patients are not generally aware of this link, and clinicians may not have had the opportunity to have focused training on these intersecting issues.

The Mental Health Practitioner’s Guide to HIV/AIDS offers providers valuable, wide-ranging information regarding these especially vulnerable client populations. Each of its lucidly-written entries offers a digest of the basic facts and explains the salience of the topic in mental health contexts, whether the reader’s interest is in understanding issues, boosting client coping and adherence, reducing care disparities, or improving quality of life. Also, each entry ends with a list of print references and web resources for further reading. An interdisciplinary array of HIV- and AIDS-related topics is included, such as:

  • Populations at risk and risk behaviors
  • Prevention, intervention, and coping strategies.
  • Medical issues, including alternative healing, clinical trials, and aging with HIV.
  • Care-related topics: access, standards, caregivers’ issues, and more.
  • Social aspects, from stigmatization and partner violence to human rights and activism.
  • Legal/ethical concepts, including informed consent, duty to warn, disclosure laws, and the Ryan White Act.

The Mental Health Practitioner’s Guide to HIV/AIDS brings expert, up-to-date knowledge to mental health care providers, such as psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, and marriage and family therapists.


AIDS Conspiracy Theories AIDS Denialism AIDS activism AIDS-related legal issues Access to Care Blood and Blood Disorders HIV-related Cancers HIV/AIDS Human Rights Human Trafficking Informed Consent Mental Health Comorbidity and HIV/AIDS Sex Workers Tuskegee Syphilis Study Women with HIV/AIDS

Editors and affiliations

  • Sana Loue
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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