Dr. Joska’s main areas of interest and expertise are HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, clinical neuropsychiatry of HIV, mental health service development in HIV, and adherence. He works in the HIV Mental Health Unit in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town.
Dr. Joska has established a research group in HIV Mental Health, and has led or co-led 2 NIMH RO1 studies, and several smaller grants (including a Duke CFAR grant with Christina Meade to investigate HIV seroprevalence among methamphetamine treatment seekers). His areas of interest within these fields include assessment aspects, screening, diagnosis of HAND; as well as mechanisms of brain disease in HIV and aging. His group is currently involved in an EDCTP funded grant to investigate adjuvant treatments in HAND.