The physical, emotional and interpersonal impact of HAART: Exploring the realities of HIV seropositive individuals on combination therapy

Perry N. Halkitis, Leo Wilton, Michael T. Shrem, David D. Zade

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Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the impact of HAART on the lives of HIV seropositive men and women. The data demonstrate that the demands of these treatments are substantial, but that renewed health and hope for the future due to the implementation of HAART often overshadows the stress of the treatments on the physical, emotional and social well-being of the individuals. Practitioners should be keenly aware of the struggles faced by those on HAART, and provide multidimensional support to assure maximum effectiveness of these treatments in light of the realities of their clients' lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-358
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of health psychology
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005

Keywords

  • HAART
  • HIV
  • Health care
  • Psychology
  • Psychosocial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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