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Symptoms of Depression in People Living with HIV in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Prevalence and Associated Factors.

Symptoms of Depression in People Living with HIV in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Prevalence and Associated Factors.
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Thai TT, Jones MK, Harris LM, Heard RC, Hills NK, Lindan CP,


Thai TT, Jones MK, Harris LM, Heard RC, Hills NK, Lindan CP, (click to view)

Thai TT, Jones MK, Harris LM, Heard RC, Hills NK, Lindan CP,

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AIDS and behavior 2017 10 27() doi 10.1007/s10461-017-1946-8

Abstract

This cross-sectional study investigated the prevalence and correlates of symptoms of depression among 400 people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) from two HIV clinics in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Based on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale, 36.5% of participants were classified as likely to be clinically depressed. Factors independently associated with symptoms of depression included self-report of poor or fair health (aOR 2.16, 95% CI 1.33-3.51), having a low body mass index (aOR 1.85, 95% CI 1.13-3.04), reporting recent problems with family (aOR 1.97, 95% CI 1.21-3.19), feeling shame about being HIV-infected (aOR 1.90, 95% CI 1.20-3.00), and reporting conflict with a partner (aOR 2.21, 95% CI 1.14-4.26). Participants who lived with family (aOR 0.48, 95% CI 0.25-0.90) or who received emotional support from their families or supportive HIV networks (aOR 0.45, 95% CI 0.25-0.80) were less likely to experience symptoms of depression. Screening for and treatment of depression among Vietnamese PLHIV are needed.

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