3131.0 Improving HIV-Related Mental Health Care Through Research: Experiences of a Community-Academic Partnership

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
This session will provide an overview of mental health trends that have been observed over the past decade at an HIV-related mental health care facility in a high prevalence area. Of particular importance is that this session will describe epidemiologic trends in HIV-related mental health and also the nature of strategies that have demonstrated effectiveness in supporting the engagement of individuals into other essential areas of HIV related care.
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. Describe trends in the psychological impact of HIV infection over a 10 year period. 2. Describe the extent to which mental health care is supportive of engaging individuals into other components of the HIV services infrastructure. 3. Describe the unique mental health issues presented by clients from African American and Latino communities following the receipt of an HIV diagnosis.

10:30 AM
Trends in HIV-related psychological distress and care seeking over 10 year period
Michael Reece, PhD, MPH, Andreia Alexander, MPH, Enbal Shacham, PhD and Tania B. Basta, PhD, MPH
10:50 AM
A comparison of psychological distress symptoms among rural and urban individuals living with HIV
Tania B. Basta, PhD, MPH, Enbal Shacham, PhD and Michael Reece, PhD, MPH
11:10 AM
Sexual risk factors among HIV-infected individuals presenting at a mental health clinic
Enbal Shacham, PhD, Tania B. Basta, PhD, MPH and Michael Reece, PhD, MPH
11:30 AM
Psychological distress in HIV-affected persons self-enrolling in HIV-related mental health care
Andreia Alexander, Enbal Shacham, PhD, Tania B. Basta, PhD, MPH and Michael Reece, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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