Psychosocial factors associated with adherence to treatment and quality of life in people living with HIV/AIDS in Brazil

Fatores psicossociais associados para adesão ao tratamento e qualidade de vida de pessoas que vivem com HIV/AIDS no Brasil

Prisla Ücker Calvetti Grazielly Rita Marques Giovelli Gabriel José Chittó Gauer João Feliz Duarte de Moraes About the authors

Objective:

The objective of this article was to investigate the biopsychosocial factors that influence adherence to treatment and the quality of life of individuals who have been successfully following the HIV/AIDS treatment.

Methods:

It is a cross-sectional study carried out with 120 HIV positive participants in the south of Brazil. Among the variables studied, of note are: perceived stress, social support, symptoms of anxiety and depression and quality of life.

Results:

The results show that a moderate to high adherence to the treatment paired with a strong sense of social support indicate a higher quality of life.

Conclusion:

The combination of social support and antiretroviral treatment have an impact on physical conditions, improving immune response and quality of life.

HIV; AIDS; adherence; social support; quality of life


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