n African Journal of Psychiatry - HIV as an index stressor for PTSD : challenges and pitfalls in applying DSM criteria : guest editorial

Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



HIV / AIDS carries a heavy burden for society, with between 31.4 and 35.3 million people infected and / or living with HIV / AIDS globally in 2009 and the largest proportion of these individuals living in Sub-Saharan Africa (22.5 million). At an individual level, the disease is associated with significant physical and psychiatric sequelae.

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