The Psychosocial and Clinical Well-Being of Women Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/AIDS.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This study examined factors impacting the psychological well-being of women living with human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS and the impact of depression on clinical outcomes. Nearly two-thirds of participants in this cross-sectional study reported significant depressive symptoms. Compared with women living with human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS without depressive symptoms, those with depression reported significantly poorer health outcomes. Health care providers should regularly screen these women for and adequately treat depression, and must collaborate with mental health providers and pastoral care counselors to address the mental health needs of women living with human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS to optimize their human immunodeficiency virus-related outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • George Dalmida, S; Kraemer, KR; Ungvary, S; Di Valerio, E; Koenig, HG; Holstad, MM

Published Date

  • June 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 203 - 225

PubMed ID

  • 29779514

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1357

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cnur.2018.01.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States