Disclosure and Experienced Social Support are not Related to Anxiety or Depression in a German HIV Patient Cohort

@inproceedings{Kittner2014DisclosureAE,
  title={Disclosure and Experienced Social Support are not Related to Anxiety or Depression in a German HIV Patient Cohort},
  author={Jens Martin Kittner and Felix Brokamp and Thomas Thomaidis and Reinhold Ernst Schmidt and J. G. Wiltink and Peter Robert Galle and Burkard Jaeger},
  booktitle={Infection & chemotherapy},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear to which extent the rate of disclosure of the diagnosis "HIV" to the social environment and the nature of experienced responses are correlated with the current mental health status of HIV-infected patients living in Germany. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty consecutive patients of two German HIV outpatient clinics were enrolled. Patients performed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in its German version. Disclosure behaviour and the experienced responses… CONTINUE READING
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