Psychiatric aspects of HIV

by Dr Geoffrey Lloyd and Dr Russell Foster

Psychiatric aspects of HIVThe Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a complex, multisystem disorder that also has psychiatric manifestations, both as direct and indirect consequences of infection as well as resulting from its treatment with antiretroviral drugs. There is therefore a high prevalence of psychiatric disorders among people with AIDS and psychiatrists are increasingly involved in their medical management. This module will help you understand:

 

  • the epidemiology and mode of transmission of HIV infection

 

  • AIDS defining conditions

 

  • the clinical features and natural history of HIV infection

 

  • the drugs used in treating AIDS

 

  • the main psychiatric syndromes associated with AIDS

 

  • the features of AIDS dementia

 

  • the psychological treatments used with AIDS patients

 

  • the psychotropic drugs used to treat psychiatric complications of AIDS.

 

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