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Provider-initiated HIV counselling and testing (PICT) in the mentally ill

South African Journal of Psychiatry

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Title Provider-initiated HIV counselling and testing (PICT) in the mentally ill
Creator Moosa, M Y H Jeenah, F Y
Subject Psychiatry HIV testing; Mental illness; PICT; VCT; Ethics HIV and Mental illness
Description The prevalence of HIV infection is substantially higher in mentally ill individuals than in the general population. Despite this, HIV testing is not yet standard practice among the mentally ill population, and many mental health settings do not encourage HIV testing. This paper discusses provider-initiated HIV counselling and testing (PICT) and some of the ethical dilemmas associated with it, on the basis that PICT may be used to increase the number of mentally ill persons tested for HIV. The authors conclude that PICT should be promoted to all psychiatric admissions and mentally ill individuals receiving outpatient services, and that this is within the parameters of existing policies and legislations in South Africa.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor Nil
Date 2013-08-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Review
Format text/html application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajpsychiatry.v19i3.408
Source South African Journal of Psychiatry; Vol 19, No 3 (2013); 5 2078-6786 1608-9685
Language eng
Coverage South Africa Current N/A
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 M Y H Moosa, F Y Jeenah