HIV is linked to a number of behavioral health conditions that can be managed with medication. In order to be effective, behavioral health prescriptions should be balanced with any other medications you are taking. At UNM Truman Health Services, our psychiatrists practice medication management that is informed by your HIV medical history.
What is Medication Management?
Medication management is about more than modifying an existing prescription. In behavioral health, medication management is a collaborative effort between the patient, the doctor, and the pharmacist to improve your quality of life.
At UNM Truman Health Services, your psychiatrist and pharmacist specialize in HIV-related care and share a greater knowledge of HIV medication management that is used to create your individual treatment plan.
UNM Truman Health Services provides medication management for a full range of behavioral health concerns, including:
- Substance Use
- Cognitive Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorders
Many HIV medications have interactions with behavioral health drugs, which is why it is important to consult a psychiatrist and pharmacist team that specializes in HIV care.
At UNM Truman Health Services, we strive to minimize any negative or uncomfortable interaction between behavioral health medications and HIV medications by coordinating your care under one roof. Your medical history, stage of HIV, and antiretroviral treatment are all taken into account when your psychiatrist manages your behavioral health medication.
Contact to Schedule an Appointment
If you are struggling with a behavioral health concern and are living with HIV, integrate your care at UNM Truman Health Services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a doctor who is sensitive to your needs as an HIV-positive person.