High prevalence of depression symptomology among adolescents in Soweto, South Africa associated with being female and cofactors relating to HIV transmission

@inproceedings{Barhafumwa2016HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of depression symptomology among adolescents in Soweto, South Africa associated with being female and cofactors relating to HIV transmission},
  author={Bernard Barhafumwa and Janan Janine Dietrich and Kalysha Closson and H Samji and Angela M Cescon and Busisiwe Nkala and Jack Davis and Robert S Hogg and Angela Kaida and Glenda E Gray and Cari L. Miller},
  year={2016}
}
ABSTRACTAdolescents in HIV endemic settings are a priority demographic with respect to HIV prevention. Some studies have shown that behaviours associated with HIV transmission, may be mediated by mental health factors such as depression. We undertook this study to explore the prevalence and associations of depression symptomology among adolescents living in the HIV endemic community of Soweto, South Africa through the Botsha Bophelo Adolescent Health Study (BBAHS). We estimated the prevalence… CONTINUE READING