Imperial College London

Jeff Eaton

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Senior Lecturer in HIV Epidemiology
 
 
 
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Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus

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@article{Tlhajoane:2018:10.1007/s10461-017-1705-x,
author = {Tlhajoane, M and Eaton, JW and Takaruza, A and Rhead, R and Maswera, R and Schur, N and Sherr, L and Nyamukapa, C and Gregson, S},
doi = {10.1007/s10461-017-1705-x},
journal = {AIDS and Behavior},
pages = {1485--1495},
title = {Prevalence and associations of psychological distress, HIV infection and HIV care service utilization in East Zimbabwe},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-017-1705-x},
volume = {22},
year = {2018}
}

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TY  - JOUR
AB - The correlation between mental health and sexual risk behaviours for HIV infection remains largely unknown in low and middle income settings. The present study determined the prevalence of psychological distress (PD) in a sub-Saharan African population with a generalized HIV epidemic, and investigated associations with HIV acquisition risk and uptake of HIV services using data from a cross-sectional survey of 13,252 adults. PD was measured using the Shona Symptom Questionnaire. Logistic regression was used to measure associations between PD and hypothesized covariates. The prevalence of PD was 4.5% (95% CI 3.9-5.1%) among men, and 12.9% (95% CI 12.2-13.6%) among women. PD was associated with sexual risk behaviours for HIV infection and HIV-infected individuals were more likely to suffer from PD. Amongst those initiated on anti-retroviral therapy, individuals with PD were less likely to adhere to treatment (91 vs. 96%; age- and site-type-adjusted odds ratio = 0.38; 95% CI 0.15, 0.99). Integrated HIV and mental health services may enhance HIV care and treatment outcomes in high HIV-prevalence populations in sub-Saharan Africa.
AU - Tlhajoane,M
AU - Eaton,JW
AU - Takaruza,A
AU - Rhead,R
AU - Maswera,R
AU - Schur,N
AU - Sherr,L
AU - Nyamukapa,C
AU - Gregson,S
DO - 10.1007/s10461-017-1705-x
EP - 1495
PY - 2018///
SN - 1090-7165
SP - 1485
TI - Prevalence and associations of psychological distress, HIV infection and HIV care service utilization in East Zimbabwe
T2 - AIDS and Behavior
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-017-1705-x
UR - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28194585
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/45557
VL - 22
ER -