How are depression and HIV/AIDS linked?
Studies show that people who are infected with HIV are more likely than the general population to develop depression. Depression affects a person’s ability to follow treatment for HIV/AIDS, as well as quality of life and lifespan.2
Depression may seem like an unavoidable reaction to being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. But depression is a separate illness that can and should be treated, even when a person is undergoing treatment for HIV/AIDS.