Published in Anti-Infectives Week, September 20th, 2004
According to published research from the United States, "Numerous studies have linked social support to better medication adherence among illness groups, but few have examined potential mechanisms for this relationship."
"Relationships were examined between social support, depression, positive states of mind (PSOM), and medication adherence among HIV positive men who have sex with men (n=61) and women (n=29) on highly active antiretroviral therapy.
"Depression and PSOM were evaluated as potential mediators of the relationship between support and...
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