Social support, AIDS-related symptoms, and depression among gay men.

  title={Social support, AIDS-related symptoms, and depression among gay men.},
  author={Robert B Hays and Helen Turner and Thomas J. Coates},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={60 3},
This study examined the impact of social support and HIV-related conditions on depression among 508 gay men participating in the San Francisco Men's Health Study, a population-based prospective study of single men aged 25-54 years. The number of HIV-related symptoms experienced significantly predicted depression cross-sectionally and 1 year later. Satisfaction with each of three types of social support (emotional, practical, informational) was inversely correlated with depression. Men who were… CONTINUE READING

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