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
  21. Ana-Gabriela Benghiac
    Pages 141-144
  22. Laura Gheuca Solovastru
    Pages 145-146
  23. Lisa R. Norman
    Pages 147-149
  24. Mihaela-Catalina Vicol
    Pages 151-153
  25. Daniel J. O’Shea
    Pages 155-158
  26. David Bruckman
    Pages 159-164
  27. Brandy L. Johnson
    Pages 165-167
  28. Kristen Limbach
    Pages 173-176
  29. Stefani Parrisbalogun
    Pages 177-179
  30. Domniţa Oana Bădărău
    Pages 181-183
  31. Ana-Gabriela Benghiac
    Pages 185-187
  32. Brandy L. Johnson
    Pages 189-191
  33. Mihaela-Catalina Vicol
    Pages 193-195
  34. Domniţa Oana Bădărău
    Pages 197-200
  35. Brandy L. Johnson
    Pages 201-203
  36. Sana Loue
    Pages 205-207
  37. Domniţa Oana Bădărău
    Pages 209-213
  38. Sana Loue
    Pages 215-216
  39. Ana-Gabriela Benghiac
    Pages 217-218
  40. Heather Wollin
    Pages 219-221
  41. Margaret S. Winchester
    Pages 223-225
  42. Bettina Rausa
    Pages 227-229
  43. Brandy L. Johnson
    Pages 231-233
  44. Daniel J. O’Shea
    Pages 235-239
  45. Daniel J. O’Shea
    Pages 241-244
  46. Brittany Daugherty-Brownrigg
    Pages 245-246
  47. Aiswarya Lekshmi Pillai Chandran Pillai
    Pages 247-251
  48. Vanessa A. Forro
    Pages 253-256
  49. Simona Irina Damian
    Pages 257-259

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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