HIV-seropositive individuals’ optimistic beliefs about prognosis and relation to medication and safe sex adherence

@article{Holmes2002HIVseropositiveIO,
  title={HIV-seropositive individuals’ optimistic beliefs about prognosis and relation to medication and safe sex adherence},
  author={MSCE Dr. William C. Holmes and Joseph L. Pace},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={17},
  pages={677-683}
}
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to characterize respondents’ prognostic perceptions of HIV infection and to explore how perceptions might affect medication and safe sex nonadherence. METHODS: Surveys were mailed to 295 clients of an HIV-specific case management organization. Participants were asked to describe experience with HIV/AIDS right after serostatus knowledge and currently, using provided word lists, after which they were asked to assess current life expectancy. Self-reported… CONTINUE READING

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