n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Psychotropic prescribing in HIV : clinical: prescribing

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



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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