Published in Health and Medicine Week, September 15th, 2003
The study published in Psychosomatic Medicine is the first to demonstrate a link between positive feelings, or "positive affect," and reduced risk of AIDS mortality, said Judith Tedlie Moskowitz, PhD, MPH, of the University of California San Francisco.
Moskowitz said that interventions to increase positive feeling among people with HIV/AIDS may be useful to pursue, but warned that the association between positive feeling and lower risk of death is a complicated one.
"The goal is not to advocate a simplistic...
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