Religion and HIV: a review of the literature and clinical implications.

  title={Religion and HIV: a review of the literature and clinical implications.},
  author={Kenneth I. Pargament and S Mccarthy and Purvi P Shah and Gene G Ano and Nalini Tarakeshwar and Amy Wachholtz and Nicole Sirrine and Erin B Vasconcelles and Nichole A. Murray-Swank and Ann Locher and Joan M Duggan},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={97 12},
Despite substantive research documenting the connection between various religious dimensions and physical''^ and mental health,'' surprisingly little attention has been given to the study of religion among individuals with the human immunodeficiency vims (HIV). Although initially considered to be a white, "gay man's" disease, today women and ethnic minorities are subgroups that are the most severely affected by the HIV pandemic.'* Importantly, these disenfranchised subgroups report greater use… CONTINUE READING

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