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Mental Health Practitioner's Guide to HIV/AIDS

Loue, Sana (Ed.)

2013, XV, 454 p.

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  • Addresses practical issues frequently presented to mental health professionals Includes easy-to-use encyclopedic-style entries
  • Offers suggested readings and web-based resources
  • Provides a global overview, with an emphasis on U.S.-based issues

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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » 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

Related subjects » Psychology - Public Health - Social Policy / Labor / Population Economics - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Introduction.-Mental Health Comorbidity and HIV/AIDS.-Legal Issues for the HIV-Infected Client.-Access to care.-Adherence.-African Americans.-Aging.-AIDS activism.-IDS service organizations.-Alternative and traditional healing.-Antiretroviral.-Asians and Pacific Islanders.-Bisexuals and bisexuality.-Blood and Blood Disorders.-Caregiving and Caregivers.-Case management.-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.-Children.-Christianity.-Clinical Trials.-Cognitive impairment.-Communication.-Confidentiality laws.-Conspiracy theories.-Contact tracing.-Coping.-Council of International Organizations for Medical Sciences (CIOMS).-Cultural sensitivity.-Cytomegalovirus.-Declaration of Helsinki.-Denialism.-Disability laws.-Disclosure.-Disclosure laws.-Discrimination.-Duty to Warn.-Economic impact.-Faith Community.-Fatalism.-Gender identity.-Gender role.-Harm reduction.-Hate crimes.-HIV counseling.-HIV testing.-HIV-associated dementia.-HIV-related cancers.-Housing and homelessness.-Human rights.-Human trafficking.-Immigration.-Informed consent.-Internet.-Islam.-Labor migration.-Latinos.-Lesbians.-Media.-Medicaid.-Medical marijuana.-Medicare.-Mindfulness.-Monogamy.-Orphans.-Partner notification.-Partner violence.-Physician-patient relationship.-Prevention strategies.-Protease inhibitors.-Quarantine and isolation.-Relativism.-Religion and spirituality.-Reproduction.-Risk behaviors.-Risk groups.-Ryan White Health Care Act.-Sex toys.-Sex work and sex workers.-Sexual orientation.-Sexually transmitted diseases.-Social support.-Standard of care.-Stigma and stigmatization.-Substance use.-Suicide and HIV.-Survival sex.-Syringe exchange.-Transgender.-Transsexuality.-Tuskegee Syphilis Study.-United Nations.-Universalism.-Women.-World Health Organization.-World Trade Organization 

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