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Cumulative Burden of Depression and All-Cause Mortality in Women Living with HIV.

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Summary of "Cumulative Burden of Depression and All-Cause Mortality in Women Living with HIV."

Research linking depression to mortality among people living with HIV (PLWH) has largely focused on binary "always vs. never" characterizations of depression. However, depression is chronic, and is likely to have cumulative effects on mortality over time. Quantifying depression as a cumulative exposure may provide a better indication of the clinical benefit of enhanced depression treatment protocols delivered in routine HIV care settings.

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Name: Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
ISSN: 1537-6591
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