Mental Health among People Living with HIV (PLWH) in Iran: A Policy Brief Teaser: The necessity of a Tool for Mental Health in PLWH in Iran

SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi, Omid Dadras, Zeinab Najafi, Minoo Mohraz

Abstract


Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health disorders in people living with HIV (PLWH). Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is an important concern that could be significantly affected by psychological problems among PLWH. Therefore, the authors recommend using an anxiety and depression screening tool, among Iranian PLWH in HIV health care system and determine potential barriers to depression screening and effective care.


Keywords


HIV, AIDS, Mental health, Depression, Anxiety, Tool.

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