Racial differences in social support and mental health in men with HIV infection: a pilot study.

@article{Ostrow1991RacialDI,
  title={Racial differences in social support and mental health in men with HIV infection: a pilot study.},
  author={David G. Ostrow and Rupert E D Whitaker and Krista Frasier and Carole Cohen and Julian H Wan and Chris Frank and Emma Alice Fisher},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={1991},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={
          55-62
        }
}
The mediating role of social support in the mental health and behaviours of persons coping with life-threatening chronic illness is of potentially great importance in determining the quality of life of persons with HIV infection (PWHs). As part of a biracial pilot study of the ways black and white men manage the stresses of sexually acquired HIV infection, we have examined the relationship between social support and mental health and behaviours. Forty homosexual/bisexual men (20 white and 20… CONTINUE READING
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