Psychiatric diagnosis and antiretroviral adherence among adolescent Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

@article{Walkup2009PsychiatricDA,
  title={Psychiatric diagnosis and antiretroviral adherence among adolescent Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={James Walkup and Ayse Akincigil and Scott Bilder and Nancy Scotto Rosato and Stephen Crystal},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2009},
  volume={197 5},
  pages={354-61}
}
Research on adults with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) has suggested that psychiatric and substance abuse comorbidities are prevalent in this population, and that these may sometimes be associated with use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and adherence. For adolescents with HIV/AIDS, much less is known about patterns of mental health comorbidity, and even fewer data are available that compare them to socioeconomically comparable youth without HIV/AIDS… CONTINUE READING