Social support and disclosure as predictors of mental health in HIV-positive youth.

@article{Lam2007SocialSA,
  title={Social support and disclosure as predictors of mental health in HIV-positive youth.},
  author={Phebe K Lam and Sylvie Naar-King and Kathryn A Wright},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={20-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to describe mental health symptoms in a sample of 66 HIV-positive youth (ages 16-25) and to evaluate social support, disclosure, and physical status as predictors of symptoms. Data were collected from January 2002 to May 2003. As measured by the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), 50% of the youth scored above the cutoff for clinically significant mental health symptoms, thus highlighting the need for mental health services. Lower social support, higher viral load, HIV… CONTINUE READING
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