The Association between Antiretroviral Therapy with Depression and Health Related Quality Of Life in Patients Infected With HIV in Kasempa, Zambia

ABSTRACT

Background: Many HIV-infected patients are accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Zambia. This has enabled them to live longer. However, it is necessary to determine whether such improvements are accompanied with parallel improvements in quality of life. The purpose of this research was to determine whether ART was associated with lower levels of depression and higher levels of health-related quality of life (HRQOL).