Mental health services for HIV/AIDS patients are long overdue

Andersen, L. S. ; Seedat, S. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009-11)

The original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za

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Although progress has been made since the launch of the National Antiretroviral Treatment Programme in April 2004 in providing medical treatment to people infected with HIV, their psychosocial needs have not been similarly provided for. It is imperative that efforts to ensure the provision of ART to all individuals with HIV/AIDS in South Africa continue. However, these should be complemented by psychosocial support such as mental health services. To ensure adherence to ART and improve treatment success, it is vital to correctly identify and successfully treat individuals who are suffering from mental disorders such as depression.

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