Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients With HIV

  • Author: Glenn J. Treisman, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 11/5/21 (What's New)


  • Personality disorders increase the risk for HIV infection, increase rates of high-risk sexual behavior and needle use, decrease adherence, and increase resource use[Weissman 1993; Ladd 2003]
  • Patients with personality disorders have an excess of a normally endowed temperamental factor who have not been taught to cope with their endowment
    • Patients with extraverted behavior exhibit a high frequency of behaviors driven to get an emotional reward immediately
  • Treatment of Patients With Personality Disorder

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