Peer support and improved quality of life among persons living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment: A randomised controlled trial from north-eastern Vietnam

@inproceedings{Tam2012PeerSA,
  title={Peer support and improved quality of life among persons living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment: A randomised controlled trial from north-eastern Vietnam},
  author={Vu Van Tam and Mattias Larsson and Anastasia M. Pharris and Bj{\"o}rn Diedrichs and Hoa Phuong Nguyen and Chuc Thi Kim Nguyen and Phuc Dang Ho and Gaetano Marrone and Anna Ekeus Thorson},
  booktitle={Health and quality of life outcomes},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Among people living with HIV (PLHIV) on antiretroviral therapy (ART), it is important to determine how quality of life (QOL) may be improved and HIV-related stigma can be lessened over time. This study assessed the effect of peer support on QOL and internal stigma during the first year after initiating ART among a cohort of PLHIV in north-eastern Vietnam. METHODS A sub-sample study of a randomised controlled trial was implemented between October 2008 and November 2010 in Quang Ninh… CONTINUE READING
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