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Caring for HIV infected spouse by HIV uninfected women can be stressful and can have impact on the health, specifically mental health of the uninfected caregiver. Currently we do not have much research evidence from India about the mental health needs of HIV uninfected women who are providing care to their HIV infected spouses.


Primary objective

  • To study prevalence of common mental disorders (CMDs) and their correlates among HIV uninfected women caregiver who are wives of HIV infected persons in Pune, Maharashtra

Secondary objective

  • To assess sensitivity and specificity of locally designed short tool for screening of CMD among the same population (CBM-SQ)

Type of research: Clinical Epidemiological Research

HIV uninfected women, whose HIV infected partners were accessing care at Prayas Amrita Clinic were enrolled in the study. One time cross-sectional information about their mental health status were collected using standardized screening and diagnostic tools.


Dr. Shrinivas Darak (Principal Investigator)

Dr. Vinay Kulkarni (Co-Investigator)

Dr. Vinay Kulkarni (Co-Investigator)


Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Government of India

Start date: December 2014

End date: 2017