The World Health Organization pyramid of mental health services clarifies how HIV prevention and care programs can address behavioral health comorbidities without exclusively relying on specialty mental health providers. A lively discussion that includes people with lived experience and video examples will be employed to demonstrate how this pyramid works.
- Understand the full range of strategies that can be used to address behavioral health problems.
- Plan for programmatic changes that utilize self-care and informal services to address the behavioral health needs of people with HIV or at risk for HIV.
- Examine the barriers and facilitators for involving all HIV care providers in meeting the behavioral health needs of their patients.