Social Support as a Key Protective Factor against Depression in HIV-Infected Patients: Report from large HIV clinics in Hanoi, Vietnam

@article{Matsumoto2017SocialSA,
  title={Social Support as a Key Protective Factor against Depression in HIV-Infected Patients: Report from large HIV clinics in Hanoi, Vietnam},
  author={Shoko Matsumoto and Kazue Yamaoka and Kenzo Takahashi and Junko Tanuma and Daisuke Mizushima and Cuong Duy Do and Dung Thi Hoai Nguyen and Hoai Dung Thi Nguyen and Kinh Van Nguyen and Shinichi Oka},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017},
  volume={7}
}
Depression is the most common mental health issue among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). This study explored how different types and sources of social support are associated with depression among HIV-infected patients in Vietnam. We carried out a cross-sectional survey on 1,503 HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy at two HIV clinics in Hanoi in 2016. Depression was prevalent in 26.2% of participants. Higher score of social support, especially emotional/informational… Expand
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