Special Considerations in the Management of Women With HIV, Including Management of Conception and Pregnancy

  • Author: Kristine Patterson, MD (More Info)
  • Section Editor: Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/5/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Depressive symptoms or disorders are common in women infected with HIV[Ickovics 2001; Cook 2002a; Morrison 2002]
  • Depression screening should be incorporated into routine clinical care for this population
  • Effect of Depression on Antiretroviral Treatment and Overall Clinical Outcomes
    • Access to pharmacologic and psychiatric therapy increases use of ART among HIV-infected women with depression[Cook 2006]
    Treatment of Depression in Women With HIV

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