Antiretroviral therapy initiation and changes in self-reported depression

Academic Article


  • In this retrospective study of treatment-naive PLWH initiating antiretroviral therapy, the score for the depression scale of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) was significantly higher at baseline (median, 6.0; interquartile range, 2-11) than at 12 months (3.0; 0-8; P <.001). Baseline depression and lack of insurance are associated with 12-month depression, but receipt of efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy is not.
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    Author List

  • Eaton EF; Gravett RM; Tamhane AR; Mugavero MJ
  • Start Page

  • 1791
  • End Page

  • 1794
  • Volume

  • 64
  • Issue

  • 12