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Mental Health and HIV/AIDS
Jul 7, 2006

1.What is the relationship between HIV/ADIS and madness. 2. What is the best thing to do for PLWHA to prevent them from developing Mental Health Situation. 3. Where can one get information in hard copies on the issue of HIV/AIDS and mental health.

Response from Dr. Horwath

1. Madness is a lay term that has no specific meaning in the mental health field. So there is no relationship between HIV and madness.

2. People with HIV are subject to the same risks for mental illness as others. In addition, for those who have advanced AIDS, there is a risk of developing HIV-associated dementia and other neurological problems.

3. Try the New York State AIDS Institute.



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