The Importance of Providing Integrated Care to PLWH

By Raymond Castilleja Jr., LCSW, MBA, MHSM/ Behavioral Health Director at Prism Health North Texas

Tremendous biomedical advancements in HIV prevention and treatment have led to aspirational efforts to end the HIV epidemic. However, this goal will not be achieved without addressing the significant behavioral health conditions (mental health and substance use disorders) among people living with HIV (PLWH). PLWH can experience behavioral health issues that can affect quality of life, health care access, adherence to treatment and continuity of care.

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