The Johns Hopkins AIDS Psychiatry Service (APS) is a multidisciplinary team formed in 1989 to provide clinical care to HIV-infected patients, as well as to develop and implement education and research programs on the psychiatric aspects of HIV infections. The APS is directed at the treatment of psychiatric conditions that drive the HIV epidemic, interfere with the treatment of HIV, or diminish the quality of life of patients infected with HIV.
Services include comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis, treatment for psychiatric conditions and substance use, including medications and psychological therapies. Psychotherapies include insight-oriented, supportive, and cognitive behavioral therapies. This is coupled with continuous care through inpatient consultation on medical, chronic care, and psychiatric wards. This integration results in better outcomes, improved compliance, and decreased frequency of undesirable drug interactions.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins AIDS Psychiatry Services?
- A comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for patients seen in consultation and follow-up.
- Improved access to services for psychiatric patients seen in the John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice as well as outside consultations with Baltimore City and County agencies.
- Integrated and continuous care enhanced by operating in a primary care clinic, and by providing services to the same patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
- APS also provides lectures, seminars, and other educational programs to physicians, primary care providers, psychiatrists, medical students, residents, mental health caregivers, and others.
Our Faculty & Staff
The APS is staffed by psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and psychiatric nurses.
- Wayne P. Hunt, Ed.D., ABPP
- Nicholas P. Schweizer, Ed.D., M.S., LCADC, LCPC - Program Manager
- Meghan Toler, M.S., LGPC
- Mohammad Waqas, M.S., LGPC
Patients are referred to the AIDS psychiatry service by their primary provider in the John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice in The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Patients from outside the Clinic who wish to be seen should have their primary medical provider contact Dr. Nicholas P. Schweizer at 443-287-4566.