Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Psychiatric, psychologic and psychotherapeutic care of HIV patients is integrated inside a specific medical institution. The psychological representations that AIDS mobilizes pervade the intense medical relationship between internists, nurses and the HIV patients. This relationship becomes the central node for the differentiation of psychologists and psychiatrists function inside the team. We propose here three different functions: the bio-psycho-social integrated care of the patients; the "binding" of psychical representatives inside the HIV patient who is in a death process; the binding of the representatives disseminated inside the medical team by the patient.