Golenkov A., Shcherbakov A.
Satisfaction with antiretroviral therapy and manifestations of hiv-related stigma in HIV+ individuals
The survey of 115 HIV+ individuals (61 men and 54 women from 25 to 59 years old with the average age of 35,4±7,5 years old) showed that 79.6% of them were satisfied with antiretroviral therapy they were undergoing. Adherence was significantly greater among working men, who deny public stereotypes characteristic for HIV+ individuals and do not show any sign of depression, anxiety or stress disorders. Various manifestations of stigmatization and self-stigmatization in HIV+ patients were significantly reflected in their adherence to therapy.
- Golenkov Andrey V.
- Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of Department of Psychiatry, Medical Psychology and Neurology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Shcherbakov Aleksey Alekseevich
- Republican Center of AIDS and Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control head doctor; chief non-staff epidemiologist, Ministry of Health Care and Social Development of the Chuvash Republic, Russia, Cheboksary
Golenkov A., Shcherbakov A. Satisfaction with antiretroviral therapy and manifestations of hiv-related stigma in HIV+ individuals [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2015. – №2. P. . – URL: http://acta-medica-eurasica.ru/en/single/2015/2/4/.