Depression among HIV positive pregnant women in Zimbabwe: a primary health care based cross-sectional study
'I went back to being myself': acceptability of a culturally adapted task-shifted cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) treatment for depression (Ziphamandla) for South African HIV care settings
Low prevalence of depressive symptoms among stable patients on antiretroviral therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa
HIV-status disclosure and depression in the context of unintended pregnancy among South African women
Depressive symptoms are common among pregnant women living with HIV, and an unintended pregnancy may heighten vulnerability. HIV-status disclosure is thought to improve psychological well-being, but few quantitative studies have explored the relationships among disclosure, pregnancy intention and depression.
Depression and Suicidal Ideation Among HIV-Infected Adults Receiving Efavirenz Versus Nevirapine in Uganda: A Prospective Cohort Study
Evidence regarding potential adverse neuropsychiatric effects of efavirenz is conflicting, and data from sub-Saharan Africa, where 70% of persons living with HIV (PLHIV) reside and efavirenz is used as first-line therapy, are limited. The objective of this study was to estimate associations between efavirenz use and depression and suicidal ideation among PLHIV in Uganda.
Laughter therapy as an intervention to promote psychological well-being of volunteer community care workers working with HIV-affected families
The study explores the experiences of volunteer community care workers working with HIV-affected families, participating in laughter therapy. Laughter therapy is being used as an intervention to positively influence individuals experiencing various forms of emotional distress. Community care workers play a vital role in the support of the HIV/AIDS-infected and -affected members in communities. The nature of this type of work and their limited training contributes to high levels of secondary trauma and emotional exhaustion.