University of Nevada, Las Vegas
At the end of 2015, 36.7 million people were living with HIV/AIDS world wide (WHO, 2017). Living with this disease puts individuals at increased risk for mental and physical health complications. Opportunistic infections and increased serious mental health conductions are common (NIH, 2016). Advances in antiretroviral therapies have been made to increase life expectancy but often times can adversely affect the individuals quality of life. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is one way to help improve quality of life. One form of CAM, massage therapy may offer benefits to PLWHA in terms of ability to cope with stress.
HIV/AIDS; Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM); PLWHA; Transactional Model of Stress and Coping
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Immunology and Infectious Disease
Secondary Data Analysis: A Non-Pharmacology Treatment for Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS.
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