n Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Co-morbidity of HIV/AIDS and mental illness - : editorial

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1682-5055


Recently, more individuals suffer from co-morbidities. According to the Dorland medical dictionary (2009:187), co-morbidity is the presence of one or more additional disorders (or diseases) co-occurring with a primary disease or disorder, or the effect of such additional disorders or diseases. The additional disorder may also be physically, behaviourally or mentally oriented. Co-morbidity pertains to a disease or other pathological process that occurs simultaneously with another.

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