Mental health

July 5, 2018

Treatment with the antiretroviral drug efavirenz did not increase the risk of depressive symptoms or suicidal thoughts in adults living with HIV in Uganda when compared to nevirapine-based treatment, a prospective cohort study published in Annals of Internal Medicine reports.

April 18, 2018

Home-based care is used in many countries to increase quality of life and limit hospital stay, particularly where public health services are overburdened. Home-based care objectives for HIV/AIDS can include medical care, delivery of antiretroviral treatment and psychosocial support.

February 23, 2018

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.

November 9, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa bears more than two-thirds of the worldwide burden of HIV; however, data among transgender women from the region are sparse. Transgender women across the world face significant vulnerability to HIV.

September 5, 2017

Alcohol use and depression negatively impact adherence, retention in care, and HIV progression, and people living with HIV (PLWH) have disproportionately higher depression rates. In developing countries, more than 76% of people with mental health issues receive no treatment.

June 22, 2017

The risk of cognitive problems (e.g. problems with thinking, memory and concentration) increases as we get older. This new factsheet gives a simple introduction to cognitive impairment for people living with HIV.

April 3, 2017

The longitudinal rate and profile of cognitive decline in persons with stable, treated, and virally suppressed HIV infection is not established.

February 7, 2017

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) case study was undertaken by the National Population Unit (NPU) to assess the activities that are run by the organisation OUT. This study forms part of 10 such studies with regard to youth which was undertaken by the NPU.

November 30, 2016

Based on the hypothesis that poor mental health may affect adherence to HIV treatment in newly diagnosed mothers, this study assessed the association between prenatal depression and loss-to-follow-up and uptake of PMTCT services.