Prevalencia, factores de riesgo y manejo de la depresión en pacientes con infección por VIH: Revisión de la literatura

Claudia Wolff L, Rubén Alvarado M, Marcelo Wolff R
2010 Revista chilena de infectología  
Depression is one of the main psychiatric co-morbidities in HIV infection, presenting with a significantly higher prevalence than in the general population (around 35%). Its presence has been associated with poor quality of life, HIV disease progression and poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy. Although antidepressive treatment has demonstrated effectiveness on the management of depressive symptoms, improvement of clinical and laboratory parameters, and enhancement of antiretroviral
more » ... iretroviral adherence, depression is frequently under diagnosed and under treated in these patients. We analyzed the main international findings on depression prevalence, risk factors, consequences and management in people with HIV disease.
doi:10.4067/s0716-10182010000100011 fatcat:woo2m7iu3jbdno4kttnhgtqpay