Psychological and neuroendocrine measures related to functional immune changes in anticipation of HIV-1 serostatus notification.

@article{Antoni1990PsychologicalAN,
  title={Psychological and neuroendocrine measures related to functional immune changes in anticipation of HIV-1 serostatus notification.},
  author={Michael H. Antoni and Steve Phelps August and Arthur Laperriere and H L Baggett and Nancy G. Klimas and Gail Ironson and Neil Schneiderman and Mary Ann Fletcher},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={496-510}
}
Our previous work indicated that gay males ultimately found to be seronegative showed impaired lymphocyte proliferative responses to phytohemagglutinin (PHA) and pokeweed mitogen (PWM) upon entering a study in which they would be notified of their human immunodeficiency virus-Type 1 (HIV-1) antibody status. To examine the degree to which alterations in various neuroendocrine and psychological markers might be related to this phenomenon we measured plasma cortisol, beta-endorphin, denial coping… CONTINUE READING
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