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Jane Simoni Quoted in Undark Magazine Article on Peer Support Groups for HIV Patients

Posted: 11/29/2019 (CSDE in the News)

A recent Undark Magazine article “Can Peer Support Programs Help Those Living With HIV?” quoted CSDE Affiliate and Professor of Psychology Jane Simoni regarding her expertise on the effect of peer support groups on mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, and other such issues. Simoni offers her expertise, based on her 2011 review on the efficacy of peer support interventions for people with HIV, “peers will always be helpful to some patients…but they will unlikely be sufficient to help all patients, especially those with mental health or other issues (substance use, homelessness) that require a higher level of intervention and assistance.”

Click the links above for the full Undark Magazine article and for Simoni’s 2011 review article.

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