HIV prevention services for adults with serious mental illness in public mental health care programs

Eric R. Wright, Dustin E. Wright, Anthony H. Lawson

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Abstract

Despite well-documented need, little is known about the HIV prevention services provided to adults with serious mental illness in the public mental health system. This study examined the types, frequency, and client-level correlates of HIV prevention services provided to a representative sample of clients in five public mental health care programs. Although results indicate that HIV prevention care is infrequent, clients identified as being at higher risk for HIV infection reported receiving prevention interventions more frequently. However, both the clients' gender and the service setting influenced the types and frequency of services that clients received.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-77
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community
Volume33
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006

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Keywords

  • HIV prevention
  • Mental health services
  • People with mental illness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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