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How can a mental health provider help you manage human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)?

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Your treatment involves caring for both your body and your mind. About 6 in 10 people with HIV have depression -- most of them women. Your HIV care team should include a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist who can offer emotional support and suggest ways to treat any mental health disorders.

From: HIV Treatment Team WebMD Medical Reference

American College of Physicians: "Infectious Disease."

AIDS.gov: "Oral Health Problems."

CDC: "Act Against AIDS: Take Care of Yourself."

HRSA Care Action: "Interdisciplinary Care Teams: A Lifeline for People with HIV/AIDS."

International Association of Providers of AIDS Care: "Depression and HIV."

New Hanover Regional Medical Center: "HIV/AIDS Care."

National Institutes of Health AIDS info: "HIV and Immunizations," "HIV/AIDS: The Basics."

Women's Health: "Finding your HIV care team," "Opportunistic infections and other conditions."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 14, 2018

American College of Physicians: "Infectious Disease."

AIDS.gov: "Oral Health Problems."

CDC: "Act Against AIDS: Take Care of Yourself."

HRSA Care Action: "Interdisciplinary Care Teams: A Lifeline for People with HIV/AIDS."

International Association of Providers of AIDS Care: "Depression and HIV."

New Hanover Regional Medical Center: "HIV/AIDS Care."

National Institutes of Health AIDS info: "HIV and Immunizations," "HIV/AIDS: The Basics."

Women's Health: "Finding your HIV care team," "Opportunistic infections and other conditions."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 14, 2018

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