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HIV-seropositivity and the professional psychologist: A comprehensive review of ethical and treatment issues and considerations

28 July 1989


It is predicted that the HIV virus will infect 5 million persons by the year 2000. Psychologists' working with HIV+ clients will encounter many ethical issues and treatment dilemmas. Published research regarding these dilemmas and issues is difficult to find and is often contradictory. This document considers the physical and neuropsychological aspects of HIV infection, confidentiality, legal issues, and psychotherapeutic considerations the practitioner should consider when providing psychological care for persons with HIV / AIDS.


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