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Golenkov A., Shcherbakov A.

Satisfaction with antiretroviral therapy and manifestations of hiv-related stigma in HIV+ individuals

Keywords: adherence, antiretroviral therapy, stigma, HIV+

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.

About authors

Golenkov Andrey V.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of Department of Psychiatry, Medical Psychology and Neurology, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (golenkovav@inbox.ru)
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

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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/.