Perceived social support, anxiety and depression among people living with HIV/AIDS
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Among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), depression and anxiety are the most frequently observed mental disorders. The study aimed at examining the relationship among perceived social support, anxiety and depression amongst People Living with HIV/AIDS. It was carried out at Mulago National referral hospital. A sample of 100 male and female respondents were selected and a correlation study design was used. A purpose constructed self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data which was later analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Scientists. Spearman`s Rank Order Correlation Coefficient (rs) was used to measure the level of significance of hypotheses and results revealed that there is a negative significant relationship between perceived social support and anxiety among PLWHA; there is a positive significant relationship between anxiety and depression, and lastly, there is no significant relationship between social support and depression.