This is a textbook of medicine with special emphasis on the psychiatric problems associated with HIV and AIDS. It covers a myriad of complex mental health issues associated with the HIV and AIDS as a disease. This book deals with recognition, management and implications of mental health problems related to HIV and AIDSThis book deals with facts about HIV and AIDS, the signs and symptoms of mental illness in general and to personality and other psycho-behavioural factors which may lead to high HIV-infection risk behaviour and thus to HIV infection; “acute” or immediate emotional and behavioural reactions to the discovery that one is, indeed, infected with HIV; HIV-related psychiatric disorders; HIV–related mental health problems in children and adolescent orphans, the elderly HIV-positive persons and women as a special vulnerable group, and finally HIV and AIDS in conflict and post-conflict communities.
It is therefore relevant to all health-care providers engaged in the battle against this epidemic.
Seggane Musisi, MB.ChB., D.Psych. (Toronto), FRCP (C) is Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, and also the Uganda Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.
Eugene Kinyanda, MB.ChB., M.Med. (Mak), Ph.D. (NTNU) is the Research Manager of the Medical Research Council / Uganda Virus Research Institute Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Entebbe, Uganda.