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Depression and HIV/AIDS.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18652798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
HIV/AIDS continues to be a significant public health problem. Millions of people worldwide are infected with this virus daily, and thousands die yearly of AIDS-related illnesses. Despite rapid advances in our knowledge about HIV and its mode of transmission, we have been unable to find a cure or prevent new infections. Psychiatric comorbidity is associated with HIV/AIDS: as a risk factor for HIV infection, a comorbidity of HIV infection, sequelae of HIV/AIDS, and a potential mediator for progression to AIDS. In this article, we focus on depression, which is prevalent in HIV/AIDS. We review the evidence associating depression with HIV, the challenges in recognizing depression in HIV-positive individuals, and the psychopharmacologic strategies known to be effective in the treatment of HIV-positive individuals with depression.
Tami D Benton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current psychiatry reports     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1535-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Psychiatry Rep     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-25     Completed Date:  2008-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888960     Medline TA:  Curr Psychiatry Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / epidemiology*,  psychology*
Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic / therapeutic use
Central Nervous System Stimulants / therapeutic use
Depressive Disorder, Major / drug therapy,  epidemiology*
HIV Infections / epidemiology*,  psychology*
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic; 0/Central Nervous System Stimulants; 0/Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors

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