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Review Papers | Medical Science | Albania | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022
Global Prevalence of Depression in HIV / AIDS: A Systematic Review
Abstract: It is increasingly recognized that the incidence of some diseases is a serious worldwide public health concern in terms of their prevention, control and treatment. Such problems impose significant negative effects on socioeconomic, cultural and health status of different communities, leading to devastating impacts on mental health status, which doubles the problem for patients and the people around them, and consequently results in irreparable consequences on countries? health systems. HIV/AIDS is a spectrum of conditions that induce disorders in the human body?s immune system, creating numerous sociocultural problems in communities, imposing huge costs on health systems and resulting in mental disorders in infected individuals. According to a report released by WHO, 36.9 million individuals were infected with HIV/AIDS across the world by the end of 2017. It has been reported that more than 60% of the population infected with HIV/AIDS live in countries located in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite a report on new cases of infections showing a stable condition in African countries, the number of people with HIV/AIDS has increased in these countries. Many studies have demonstrated that most individuals affected with HIV/AIDS experience higher rates of anxiety, depression and frustration than ordinary people, especially when hospitalized due to HIV/ AIDS complications.
Keywords: depression, symptoms, global prevalence, HIV
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,
Pages: 114 - 118