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Comparison of Routine versus Selective Screening Strategies for Depression among PLHIV Attending Princess Diana Memorial Health Centre IV Soroti

Background L-R: The College of Health Sciences and Mulago Hospital Complex, Naguru and Kololo Hills as seen from the Main Library, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The study’s aim was to determine whether selective and routine screening strategies for depression differed in case detection, and performance (sensitivity and specificity); and to describe the perceptions of stakeholders on the screening strategies. 291 People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and 6 stakeholders participated in the study.  The findings indicated that PLHIV should be screened for depression regardless of whether they present with risk factors (“crisis points”) or not given the difference in sensitivity of the strategies, and the stake holders’ concerns. This should be supported with trainings, public sensitization on depression and improvement of the Health information Management System to capture data on depression among PLHIV

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Source: College of Health Sciences (CHS)

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