n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Addressing mental health in routine HIV care and treatment : editorial

Volume 10, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



As this journal's readers are well aware, HIV has complex and wide-ranging impacts on the health of infected individuals. Much of this complexity is due to the nature of host-virus interactions and the pathophysiology of the virus and its sequelae in different organ systems over time. Other aspects are linked to the profound impact an HIV diagnosis has on the life of an infected individual, both through physical morbidity and the psychological and social consequences of a lifelong illness.

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