Psychosis and nonadherence in an HIV-seropositive patient

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Abstract

While adherence to antiretroviral therapy is of paramount importance in the treatment of HIV-infected patients, optimal adherence can be challenging to achieve. Furthermore, the presence of comorbid psychiatric illness can potentially compromise treatment adherence. This Case Report highlights the difficulties encountered in the care and treatment adherence of an HIV-seropositive patient who presented with psychotic symptoms. Treatment, ethical, and legal issues are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-601
Number of pages6
JournalAIDS Reader
Volume10
Issue number10
StatePublished - 13 Nov 2000

Keywords

  • Competence
  • Decision making
  • Nonadherence
  • Patient
  • Psychosis

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