HIV and Mental Health (3 Hours CEU)

HIV and Mental Health

(3 CEU Hours)

Course Description: A diagnosis of human immune virus has the potential to be a life changing medical diagnosis. In the US, more than  a million people live with HIV on a daily basis.  While there has been great improvements in the awareness and medical treatment of he conditions, there continues to be a decrease in the psychological impacts that may be experienced.  This advanced level course explores a series of articles that examines the mental health characteristics of those infected with HIV versus than non-infected individuals, AIDS-related stigmas, and the improving of HIV treatment outcomes by integrating interventions for co-morbid mental illness.

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Course Author: Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC

Course Text:  

Schadé, A., van Grootheest, G., & Smit, J. H. (2013). HIV-infected mental health patients: characteristics and comparison with HIV-infected patients from the general population and non-infected mental health patients. BMC Psychiatry, 13(1). doi:10.1186/1471-244x-13-35

Yi, S., Chhoun, P., Suong, S., Thin, K., Brody, C., & Tuot, S. (2015). AIDS-Related Stigma and Mental Disorders among People Living with HIV: A Cross-Sectional Study in Cambodia. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0121461. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121461

Kaaya S, Eustache E, Lapidos-Salaiz I, Musisi S, Psaros C, Wissow L (2013) Grand Challenges: Improving HIV Treatment Outcomes by Integrating Interventions for Co-Morbid Mental Illness. PLoS Med 10(5): e1001447. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001447

Objectives:

  1. Identify the relationship between HIV and Mental Health.
  2. Explore how HIV, Stigmas, and Discrimination impact those individuals with HIV.
  3. Propose the potential improvement in HIV Treatment outcomes through Mental Health Interventions

Course Outline

  1. Mental Health Characteristics of those with HIV
  • Common Characteristics
  • Differences between those HIV-infected and Non-HIV infected
  1. HIV, Stigmas, and Discrimination
  • Stigmas and Discrimination Experienced
  • Psychological impacts of the HIV-based stigmas and discrimination
  1. Improving HIV Treatment through Integrating Mental Health Interventions.

This course was developed from the documents:

Kaaya S, Eustache E, Lapidos-Salaiz I, Musisi S, Psaros C, Wissow L (2013) Grand Challenges: Improving HIV Treatment Outcomes by Integrating Interventions for Co-Morbid Mental Illness. PLoS Med 10(5): e1001447. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001447

Schadé, A., van Grootheest, G., & Smit, J. H. (2013). HIV-infected mental health patients: characteristics and comparison with HIV-infected patients from the general population and non-infected mental health patients. BMC Psychiatry, 13(1). doi:10.1186/1471-244x-13-35

Yi, S., Chhoun, P., Suong, S., Thin, K., Brody, C., & Tuot, S. (2015). AIDS-Related Stigma and Mental Disorders among People Living with HIV: A Cross-Sectional Study in Cambodia. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0121461. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121461

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