Prevalence and factors associated with depression in people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis

by Charlotte Bernard, François Dabis, Nathalie de Rekeneire
PLoS ONE12(8): e0181960, Published: August 4, 2017

22 pp. 3.6 MB

Depression, one of the most common psychiatric disorders, is two- to three-times more prevalent in people living with HIV (PLHIV) than in the general population in many settings as shown in western countries but remains neglected in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The authors of this article aimed to summarize the available evidence on the prevalence of depression and associated factors according to the scales used and the treatment status in PLHIV in SSA.

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