Anxiety and Depression Symptoms as Risk Factors for Non-adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Brazil

@article{Campos2008AnxietyAD,
  title={Anxiety and Depression Symptoms as Risk Factors for Non-adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Brazil},
  author={Lorenza Nogueira Campos and Mark Drew Crosland Guimar{\~a}es and Robert H Remien},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={289-299}
}
Depression and anxiety are common among HIV-infected people and rank among the strongest predictors of non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART). This longitudinal study aimed to assess whether symptoms of anxiety and depression are predictors of non-adherence among patients initiating ART at two public referral centers (n = 293) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Prevalence of severe anxiety and depression symptoms before starting ART was 12.6% and 5.8%, respectively. Severe anxiety was a… CONTINUE READING