HIV Psychiatry

Clinical experience and research provide substantial evidence that HIV directly infects the brain soon after initial infection, which can result in organic disease expression such as central nervous system impairment, dementia, pain, and mood disorders. In response to these challenges, the APA established the Office of HIV Psychiatry, which is committed to ensuring quality mental health care for persons living with AIDS and HIV disease through the education and training of psychiatrists and other clinicians.

Training and Education

Whether you are a psychiatrist or another healthcare practitioner, APA’s office of HIV Psychiatry offers clinical training programs presenting the most current, cutting-edge information on the management of psychiatric and neuropsychiatric dimensions of HIV disease. Training is tailored to your individual needs and clinical skill levels.

Resources and Publications

We invite you explore other HIV/AIDS-related clinical and educational resources. This information can be of use to psychiatrists, allied health professionals, students, policymakers, and the general public.

Contact us

For specific information, training, consultation, or general inquiries, please contact us at: