Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Abstract

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.

Keywords

HIV/AIDS; Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM); PLWHA; Transactional Model of Stress and Coping

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Immunology and Infectious Disease

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

702 Kb

Language

English


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