HIV Psychiatry Clinic

Smitta Patel, MD, MPH
Tue PM

The HIV Psychiatry Clinic provides consultation and ongoing care of patients with HIV within the VA Infectious Disease Clinic (IDC). Adult and geriatric psychiatry trainees are expected to participate as members of the interdisciplinary treatment team that includes infectious disease specialists and fellows, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, a social worker, psychologist, and IDC pharmacy specialists. A team approach is taken to address complex differential diagnostic psychiatric and neuropsychiatric workups and treatment plans involving comorbid infectious diseases, cognitive disorders, aging, substance abuse, polypharmacy, PTSD, and psychosocial problems in the context of HIV.