Integrating mental health in global initiatives for HIV/AIDS.

  title={Integrating mental health in global initiatives for HIV/AIDS.},
  author={Melvyn Colin Freeman and Vikram Patel and Pamela Y Collins and Jos{\'e} Manuel Bertolote},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
A more prominent role is needed for mental health interventions in global HIV/AIDS initiatives -- such as the World Health Organization'3 by 5' Initiative. Significant numbers of infected people have, or develop, mental health problems, and this often adversely impacts on HIV/AIDS treatment and adherence. Integrating psychiatric and psychosocial interventions should benefit both the mental and the physical health of people living with HIV/AIDS. 
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