HIV prevention advice for people with serious mental illness

Wright, Nicola and Akhtar, Athfah and Tosh, Graeme E and Clifton, Andrew V and Wright, Nicola (2016) HIV prevention advice for people with serious mental illness. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. ISSN 1469493X (ISSN)

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Abstract

People with serious mental illness have rates of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infection higher than expected in the general population for the same demographic area. Despite this elevated prevalence, UK national strategies around sexual health and HIV prevention do not state that people with serious mental illness are a high risk group. However, a significant proportion in this group are sexually active and engage in HIV-risk behaviours including having multiple sexual partners, infrequent use of condoms and trading
sex for money or drugs. Therefore we propose the provision of HIV prevention advice could enhance the physical and social well being of this population.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Psychology
UoA Collections > UoA 04: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Depositing User: Silvio Aldrovandi
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 14:01
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 14:01
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4622

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