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Mental Health Services Delivery Issues

The HIV Patient
  • James J. Strain
  • George Fulop

Abstract

Although it is determined that HIV infection has a physiological etiology, it is a paradigm for illnesses in which both physiological and psychological factors operate. In fact, it is the concomitance of biological and psychological processes that makes HIV infection a prime example of the coexistence of psychiatric and medical morbidity. Since HIV patients are most often treated in the medical setting, the mental health component of their illness will be addressed primarily within the general health sector.

Keywords

Primary Care Physician Psychiatric Comorbidity Psychiatric Morbidity Psychiatric Consultation Mental Health Service Delivery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James J. Strain
    • 1
  • George Fulop
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Behavioral Medicine and Consultation Psychiatry, Department of PsychiatryMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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