n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Psychotropic prescribing in HIV : clinical: prescribing
|Article Title||Psychotropic prescribing in HIV : clinical: prescribing|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine|
|Publication Date||Oct 2009|
|Pages||44 - 47|
The use of psychiatric medication in patients with HIV infection is a complex area, but given the high rates of psychiatric disorder in this population - possibly as high as 50% - it deserves further consideration. A number of issues need to be thought about, including the nature of both the psychiatric illness and the HIV infection, the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART), and patient-related factors.
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