Evaluation of depression and anxiety level on people living with HIV/AIDS in- patient from the NANDED district of Maharashtra state (INDIA).

Shaikh Ahmad


Since  the Human Immunodeficiency virus -HIV was found in Chennai in 1986, India has had an AIDS epidemic.The expansion of HIV/AIDS epidemic has been considered an issue of great concern. India has a population of 1.1 billion people one sixth of the worlds population and is home to perhaps one of every eight people with HIV infection.Even along the advances in treatment and the increase in life expectancy of patients, there are still several implications involved in the infection and its evolutionary process which need deeper studies. One of these implications is the combination between the impact of the disease and the mental disorders. The present study aims to evaluate the levels of depression and anxiety of HIV/AIDS in- patient and also searching a combination of these levels with the degrees of T-CD4 lymphocyte. The sample included 46 HIV/AIDS in-patient admitted to the Civil Hospital of Nanded district of Maharashtra state. The results have indicated the prevalence of depression and anxiety symptoms, mainly on women, and the non-combination between the T-CD4 classification and the level of symptomatology, besides the combination between these symptomatologies. For future studies it is suggested to build simplified tracking tools, specifically designed for this population. 

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