“I used to feel like a parcel, and now I feel like a human again”. The implementation of the Common Element Treatment Approach in Gauteng South Africa: Lessons learned so far

By  Sithabile Mngadi  Pertunia Manganye  Jeremy Kane  Kristina Metz  Srishti Sardana  Dr. Lawrence Long  Amy Zheng  Laura K Murray  Dr. Matthew Fox  Dr Sophie Pascoe  |  | 

One barrier to ART treatment adherence in South Africa is intimate partner violence (IPV), which can also affect mental health. The Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) is an evidence-based intervention that addresses multiple mental health problems simultaneously including IPV. While the intervention has been successful in improving mental health outcomes it has yet to be tested at improving HIV outcomes.

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