Nurses in South Africa Being Trained to Treat Depression in HIV / AIDS Patients

On December 1st World AIDS Day was observed. The disease that attacks mostly people in South Africa and a recent study by the Journal of the International AIDS Society revealed that Miami is the city with the most cases in the United States.

That is why due to the lack of professionals that exist to treat the mental health of patients suffering from this disease, an international team from the University of Miami decided to train nurses in South Africa especially to provide Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

“We know that treating HIV-positive people who are clinically depressed with antidepressants alone does not affect their viral loads. Their depression may improve, but their adherence does not…”

Steven Safren

Maya Bell | News Miami

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