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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Authors: Fiona Leh Hoon Chuah,Victoria Elizabeth Haldane, Francisco Cervero-Liceras, Suan Ee Ong, Louise A Sigfrid, Georgina Murphy, Nicola Watt, Dina Balabanova, Sue Hogarth,Will Maimaris, Laura Otero, Kent Buse, Martin McKee, Peter Piot, Pablo Perel, Helena Legido-Quigley​

This systematic review draws upon the frequency in which HIV and AIDS and mental health problems co-occur and highlights the need for effective care models combining services for HIV and mental health. This review synthesizes the literature on interventions and approaches integrating these services.

Key messages

  • Available literature on interventions integrating HIV and mental health services reveal that there is much diversity in the approaches adopted in combining treatment modalities; ranging from integration within a single facility, to multi-facility integration, and integrated care coordinated by non-physician case managers.

  • Existing evidence, although limited, suggest that integrating HIV and mental health services may be linked to improved patient and service delivery outcomes in diverse settings.

  • There is a need for higher quality and robustly designed studies to evaluate and compare integration models at different levels of service delivery in terms of long-term impact on patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness, particularly in low- and middle-income countries with high HIV and AIDS burden.

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