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Author Topic: People with untreated depression more likely to be nonadherent to HIV meds  (Read 174 times)

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Small study but interesting read.

POZ.com publication: https://www.poz.com/article/antidepressants-improve-treatment-adherence-people-living-hiv

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People with untreated depression are more likely to be nonadherent to antiretroviral treatment, but antidepressants remove the disparity.

A study found that HIV-positive people who experience depression were only half as likely as their nondepressed peers to adhere to antiretroviral therapy (ART). The difference was driven almost entirely by those with untreated depression; for those taking antidepressants, there was not a significant difference in adherence.

The findings emphasize the importance of mental health diagnosis and treatment for people living with HIV in order to improve overall health outcomes
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