Depression risk related to viral suppression among youth with HIV: Insights from assessing depression as part of the standard protocol of care.
Adolescents and young adults represent one of the fastest growing populations of HIV infections, accounting for 39% of new infections each year (CDC, 2015). Despite promising advances in the medical field and increased life expectancy, individuals with HIV commonly experience depressive symptoms and diagnosable depressive episodes. Due to the known deleterious effects of depression, we hypothesized a negative associations between depression risk and viral suppression.
American Psychological Association
Walsh, A., O’Leary, K., Lynn, C., Nguyen, D., Wang, Y., Rodriguez, C., Chenneville, T., Wesley, K. (2016, August). Depression risk related to viral suppression among youth with HIV: Insights from assessing depression as part of the standard protocol of care. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado.
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