Impact of HIV-Related Stigma on Health Behaviors and Psychological Adjustment Among HIV-Positive Men and Women

@article{Vanable2006ImpactOH,
  title={Impact of HIV-Related Stigma on Health Behaviors and Psychological Adjustment Among HIV-Positive Men and Women},
  author={Peter A. Vanable and Michael P Carey and Donald C. Blair and Rae A. Littlewood},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={473-482}
}
HIV-related stigmatization remains a potent stressor for HIV-positive people. This study examined the relationships among stigma-related experiences and depression, medication adherence, serostatus disclosure, and sexual risk among 221 HIV-positive men and women. In bivariate analyses that controlled for background characteristics, stigma was associated with depressive symptoms, receiving recent psychiatric care, and greater HIV-related symptoms. Stigma was also associated with poorer adherence… CONTINUE READING
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