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Social factors predicted peripartum depressive symptoms in Black women with HIV

Key clinical point: Black women living with HIV are a high-risk population for peripartum depressive symptoms.

Major finding: Peripartum depressive symptoms were more than 6 times as likely among study participants who reported intimate partner violence.

Study details: The data come from a retrospective study of 143 Black women living with HIV.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Ojukwu EN et al. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2020 May 22. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2020.05.004.