Aspen heeds call to confront HIV/AIDS on all fronts

November 2012
South African Family Practice;Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p548
Academic Journal
The article reports that Aspen Pharmacare will support the integrated healthcare offerings of Lufuno Neuropsychiatric Clinic at South Africa's Tara Hospital to HIV/AIDS patients. According to Aspen senior executive Stavros Nicolaou, the decision to sponsor Lufuno came in view of the little emphasis placed on the neuropsychiatric impact of the HIV pandemic. Lufuno aims to address the issue of addressing both the mental and physical health needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.


Related Articles

  • Åžizofreni Tanısı Almış Poliklinik Hastalarında Psikiyatrik EÅŸ Tanılar. Tiryaki, Ahmet; Özkorumak, Evrim; Ak, İsmail // Klinik Psikofarmakoloji Bulteni;Dec2007, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p174 

    Objective: Schizophrenia which is a heterogeneous disease which has a high comorbidity as compared to any other psychiatric disorders. However comorbidity in schizophrenia is often neglected. The aim of this study is to determine comorbidity distribution in schizophrenic outpatients. Method:...

  • Outcomes of a Randomized Small-Group HIV Prevention Intervention Trial for People with Serious... Otto-Salaj, Laura L.; Kelly, Jeffrey A.; Stevenson, L. Yvonne; Hoffmann, Raymond; Kalichman, Seth C. // Community Mental Health Journal;Apr2001, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p123 

    Evaluates the effectiveness of a small-group HIV risk reduction intervention offered to participants in outpatient programs for severely mentally ill adults. Importance of HIV prevention efforts integrated into community programs in serving people with serious mental illness; Effect of...

  • Effect of Ambulatory Utilization Review on Referrals from Generalists to Specialists. Grimm, Cordelia T.; Gomez, Arthur G.; Grimm // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Nov1998, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p778 

    We studied whether ambulatory utilization review (UR) alters how many patients internal medicine residents refer to subspecialists, and whether the effect persists without reinforcement. We compared referral rates of residents from a firm that held UR meetings (intervention firm residents, n =...

  • Assisted psychiatric outpatient treatment saves costs.  // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;8/24/2013, Issue 685, p5 

    The article discusses a study conducted in New York, which found that assisted outpatient psychiatric treatment lowers the overall costs to the state for patients with a history of repeated hospitalisations and serious mental diseases.

  • C-28 Psychosis, Epilepsy, and Brain Damage: A Neuropsychological Evaluation Case Study. Kessler, R; Ford, L; Cram, A; Pontón, M // Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology;Sep2014, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p582 

    Objective: Patients with intractable complex partial seizures are complicated neurological patients to manage clinically, as the severity and nature of neurological degeneration can manifest in chronic and serious symptoms. A review of the literature suggests that the onset of psychotic symptoms...

  • Communication Breakdown in the Outpatient Referral Process. Gandhi, Tejal K.; Sittig, Dean F.; Franklin, Michael; Sussman, Andrew J.; Fairchild, David G.; Bates, David W. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Sep2000, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p626 

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate primary care and specialist physicians' satisfaction with interphysician communication and to identify the major problems in the current referral process. DESIGN: Surveys were mailed to providers to determine satisfaction with the referral process; then patient-specific...

  • Cochrane Briefs. Kripke, Clarissa // American Family Physician;3/1/2006, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p803 

    Focuses on several studies related to medical care. Best way to improve the appropriateness of outpatient referrals; Intervention programs that can improve referral process; Safety of continuos and cyclic contraceptives.

  • Assessing Obesity and Other Related Health Problems of Mentally Ill Hispanic Patients in an Urban Outpatient Setting. Hellerstein, David J.; Almeida, Goretti; Devlin, Michael J.; Mendelsohn, Nathaniel; Helfand, Stacia; Dragatsi, Dianna; Miranda, Raquel; Kelso, Julie R.; Capitelli, Lucia // Psychiatric Quarterly;Sep2007, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p171 

    This paper describes the role of an agency Clinical Director in developing a project to assess and begin to address obesity-related health problems of patients treated in a community-based mental health clinic in New York City. After a five year review of outpatient deaths revealed a high rate...

  • Innovations in Psychiatry: Ambulatory services for the mentally ill. Chandrashekar, H.; Prashanth, N. R.; Naveenkumar, C.; Kasthuri, P. // Indian Journal of Psychiatry;2009, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p169 

    The authors reflect on the ambulatory services in psychiatric services in India. They report on the challenges in dealing with psychiatric patients who may present aggression, confusion, and suicidality. They feature the collaboration of Karnataka State Mental Health Authority (KSMHA), the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics