Should the mental health needs of adolescents be considered as part of comprehensive HIV prevention programs in HIV endemic settings?.
The BotshaBophelo Adolescent Health Study (BBAHS) collaboration: Cari L. Miller, Janan Dietrich, BusisiweNkala, CelokuhleTshabalala, MatamelaMakongoza, Bernard Barhafuwa, Bob Hogg, Jack Davis, Tricia Smith, Angela Kaida, Glenda Gray
A high proportion of adolescents are coping with depression and those who are, face compounding HIV-related vulnerabilities. Depression screening and treatment, should be part of comprehensive HIV prevention for adolescents in HIV endemic settings.
Thank you, particularly to the adolescents participating in the BBAHS and to the PHRU adolescent CAB. Thank you also to the investigative team members including Drs. Glenda Gray, Angela Kaida, Bob Hogg, Chris Richardson and Melanie Rusch, and BusisiweNkala, JananDietrich and Alexis Palmer.