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Case Study: Prioritizing HIV in Mental Health Services Delivered in Post-Conflict Settings

By John Nicholson | 29 Apr, 2011

Often, mental health and behavioral issues are overlooked in HIV care, support, and treatment programs in post-conflict settings, such as northern Uganda. Undetected and untreated mental health problems have been shown to have a profound effect on antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, symptom severity, and quality of life, which in turn can influence HIV progression. This case study examines the Peter C. Alderman Foundation's efforts to integrate HIV services and referrals into their mental health program in the post-conflict area of Northern Uganda.

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    Summary: Often, mental health and behavioral issues are overlooked in HIV care, support, and treatment programs in post-conflict settings, such as northern Uganda. Undetected and untreated mental health problems have been shown to have a profound effect on antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, symptom severity, and quality of life, which in turn can influence HIV progression. This case study examines the Peter C. Alderman Foundation's efforts to integrate HIV services and referrals into their mental health program in the post-conflict area of Northern Uganda.

    Source: John Snow, Inc. - JSI

    Publication Date: April 1, 2011

    Language: English

    Keywords: Adherence & Retention, AIDSTAR, conflict, Developing targeted interventions, mental health, Post-traumatic stress disorder

 

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