The social organization of HIV/AIDS care in treatment programmes for adults with serious mental illness

E. R. Wright, T. N. Martin

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    As the HIV epidemic expands within the mental health system, mental health professionals (MHPs) are under increased pressure to provide more HIV-related care to clients in treatment for serious mental illness. Scientific understanding of MHPs' readiness to provide these services, however, is limited. This paper examines the distribution of HIV care experience, HIV care-related knowledge, and related attitudes among 524 MHPs employed in three CMHCs and two state psychiatric hospitals in central Indiana. The results indicate that both clinical experience and subjective readiness to provide HIV care are concentrated among a few MHPs - primarily gay, lesbian, or bisexual (g/l/b) staff - within each facility. This informal system for organizing HIV care highlights the unique contributions g/l/b staff members make both in providing direct HIV care and in making sure that HIV-related issues are addressed in mental health settings. The implications of g/l/b staff members' "gate making" function for improving the provision of HIV-related mental health services are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)763-773
    Number of pages11
    JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
    Volume15
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 2003

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    The social organization of HIV/AIDS care in treatment programmes for adults with serious mental illness. / Wright, E. R.; Martin, T. N.

    In: AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, Vol. 15, No. 6, 12.2003, p. 763-773.

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