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HIV, homosexuality and depression – challenges at primary care: a case report


Mohamad, Fadzilah and Lee, Ping Yein and Mawardi, Maliza (2020) HIV, homosexuality and depression – challenges at primary care: a case report. International Journal of Human and Health Sciences, 4 (2). 145 - 147. ISSN 2523-692X


Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a chronic lifelong infectious disease that greatly impairs the quality of life. HIV and men who have sex with men (MSM) are seen to be synonyms to each other and both were shown to be the risks for depression. This case report is about a homosexual man who contracted HIV via the MSM activity. Being both homosexual and HIV-infected had given him a lot of negative impacts, stigma and discrimination, which drove him into having major depressive disorder. Having depression with underlying HIV and homosexuality has made this case complicated and challenging, especially when it has to be managed at the primary care level.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.31344/ijhhs.v4i2.191
Publisher: Consortium of Islamic Medical Colleges
Keywords: HIV; Homosexuality; Men having sex with men; Depression
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 21:37
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 21:37
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/89196
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