Beat the blues

  • Bona Magazine - 1 November 2013

Finding out and coping with the news that you are HIV+ is not something you are ever prepared for. even with a change in lifestyle and the correct medication, coming to grips with this can increase the burden many South African women already carry.

Being a single mother, living on a tight budget, coping with violence and abuse, being the main caregiver for family members - these are some of the situations women live with on a daily basis.

But being diagnosed with HIV is different. It is life threatening, it doesn't go away and in a lot of cases it can lead to depression...read the full article

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“Depression in HIV+ women with high levels of responsibility is a very common condition which should be monitored and maintained ”