Are religion and spirituality barriers or facilitators to treatment for HIV: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Kendrick2017AreRA,
  title={Are religion and spirituality barriers or facilitators to treatment for HIV: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Haley Medved Kendrick},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2017},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={1-13}
}
Much attention has been given to the relationship between religion/spirituality (R/S) and HIV in recent years, but comparatively little has been explored in regard to R/S and HIV testing, retention in care, and adherence to medication. Religious views concerning HIV risk behavior pose challenges to communication and education about sexual health in religious communities and may serve as barriers to HIV treatment and care. Conversely, religious coping and spiritual well-being, as well as social… CONTINUE READING
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