Prevalence and change in psychiatric disorders among perinatally HIV-infected and HIV-exposed youth
AIDS Care, 04/27/2012
Mellins CA et al. – In conclusion, among PHIV + and PHIV- youth, the rates of psychiatric disorder were high, even compared to other vulnerable populations, suggesting that factors other than perinatal HIV infection may be important determinants of mental health. PHIV + youth were more likely to improve over the observation period. The data underscore the critical need for mental health interventions for both PHIV + and PHIV- youth.