Annual Meeting
HIV/AIDS: Practical Strategies
Psychiatric News
Volume 45 Number 5 page 19-19

More and more, primary care providers are recognizing the neuropsychiatric and psychiatric sequelae of HIV infection. With more than 1 million people currently infected in the United States, chances are that you will be asked to play a role in their health care.

APA's Office of HIV Psychiatry and the APIRE HIV Steering Committee will offer several programs to address the mental health and well-being of HIV-infected patients at APA's 2010 annual meeting. Geared to psychiatrists with varying levels of expertise, the programs will provide updated information on HIV-related complications and treatments.



12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m

HIV Psychiatry: What Residents Need to Know

Eglinton Winton Room, 2nd Floor, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

A panel of experts will present a special program designed for psychiatry residents. It provides practical information on neuropsychiatric aspects of HIV, drug-drug interactions, ethical dilemmas in treating patients with HIV, and a model for complex clinical decision making. Discussion and case studies will allow residents time to deepen and integrate the lecture material. RSVP by May 17 by calling (703) 907-8641 or e-mailing AIDTemp01@psych.org.


1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Workshop: From Outreach to Assertive Community Treatment: Transferring Research to Practice in Comprehensive Care for Underserved People Living With HIV/AIDS

Room 340, Morial Convention Center

This discussion will center on research-based interventions to assist in recovery for persons with HIV/AIDS and behavioral disorders, provide outcome information of evidence-based interventions for persons living with HIV/AIDS and comorbid behavioral health conditions, and analyze the feasibility, barriers, solutions, and potential opportunities for providing comprehensive mental health services for persons with HIV/AIDS.



9 a.m.-Noon

Symposium: The Public Health and Clinical Interface Between HIV, STDs, and Mental Health

Room 225/226, Morial Convention Center

Faculty will discuss the public health and clinical interface between HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and mental health and explore the underlying etiological mechanisms for interaction between these diseases and their risk factors. There will be an interactive discussion with participants of potential clinical strategies that may be helpful in addressing and/or preventing mental health problems caused by HIV and STDs and behavioral risks caused by mental illness.



2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Symposium: Comprehensive HIV Psychiatry Update

Room 348-349, Morial Convention Center

This comprehensive symposium reviews the latest challenges that face persons with HIV and AIDS and how psychiatric care can help to meet those challenges. The program includes a medical update to provide epidemiological information; guidelines for antiretroviral therapy and considerations for patients with psychiatric comorbidities; a neuropsychiatric overview presenting epidemiology, differential diagnosis, and the role of the psychiatrist in prevention; and information on neurocognitive decline including pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria, and pharmacologic treatment. blacksquare

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