The prevalence and determinants of depression among HIV-positive perinatal women receiving antiretroviral therapy in India

Avina Sarna, Roopal J. Singh, Mona Duggal, Prabha Chandra, Nancy Reynolds

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Abstract

To assess the prevalence and correlates of perinatal depression, 200 HIV-positive pregnant/post-partum women receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) were interviewed at eight government ART centers in four states across India. 52.5% (105) participants had depressive symptomology (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale score > 13) while 23% of the participants reported thoughts of self-harm; there was no difference between pregnant and postpartum participants. Poor illness perception was associated with depression (AOR, 1.09; 95%CI, 1.05, 1.14); there was no association between adherence and depression in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-404
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Women's Mental Health
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

Keywords

  • Adherence to ART
  • Antiretroviral therapy
  • Depression
  • HIV
  • Illness perceptions
  • Perinatal depression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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