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The Impact of an Integrated Depression and HIV Treatment Program on Mental Health and HIV Care Outcomes among People Newly Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi

Citation

Stockton, Melissa A.; Udedi, Michael; Kulisewa, Kazione; Hosseinipour, Mina C.; Gaynes, Bradley N.; Mphonda, Steve; Maselko, Joanna; Pettifor, Audrey E.; Verhey, Ruth; & Chibanda, Dixon, et al. (2020). The Impact of an Integrated Depression and HIV Treatment Program on Mental Health and HIV Care Outcomes among People Newly Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi. PLOS ONE, 15(5), e0231872. PMCID: PMC7202614

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Depression is highly prevalent among patients newly starting antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Malawi and many other countries. Untreated depression at ART initiation can disrupt the HIV care continuum. Effective approaches for depression screening and treatment exist for low-resource settings, but they are rarely applied. Identifying effective implementation strategies are critical.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0231872

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

PLOS ONE

Author(s)

Stockton, Melissa A.
Udedi, Michael
Kulisewa, Kazione
Hosseinipour, Mina C.
Gaynes, Bradley N.
Mphonda, Steve
Maselko, Joanna
Pettifor, Audrey E.
Verhey, Ruth
Chibanda, Dixon
Lapidos-Salaiz, Ilana
Pence, Brian W.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

15

Issue Number

5

Pages

e0231872

PMCID

PMC7202614

Reference ID

12718