Mental health and HIV/AIDS: report on a round-table discussion, March 2003

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE EDITOR(S): M.Freeman
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, MENTAL HEALTH
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Web link: http://www.hsrcpublishers.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2003
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2482

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Abstract

The intersection between mental health and HIV/AIDS is relatively underdeveloped. This report draws on the perspectives and experiences of academics, non-governmental workers and government officials, from both developed and developing countries, who gathered at a meeting in March 2003. The aim of the meeting was to start it develop a better understanding of the complex ways in which HIV/AIDS affects people's mental health and the implications this has for those infected by the disease, their families and friends as well as for the society as a whole.