Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
: 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75--80

Quality of life in HIV/AIDS

KH Basavaraj, MA Navya, R Rashmi 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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K H Basavaraj
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Given the longevity achievable with current prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for persons with HIV infection, quality of life (QOL) has emerged as a significant medical outcome measure, and its enhancement has an important goal. This review highlights the relevance and complexity of physical, psychological, and social factors as determinants of health-related quality of life in HIV-infected persons. Existing data suggest that physical manifestations, antiretroviral therapy, psychological well-being, social support systems, coping strategies, spiritual well-being, and psychiatric comorbidities are important predictors of QOL in this population. Consequently, the impact of HIV infection on the dimensions of QOL, including physical and emotional well-being, social support systems, and life roles, has emerged as a key issue for persons infected with HIV.

How to cite this article:
Basavaraj K H, Navya M A, Rashmi R. Quality of life in HIV/AIDS.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2010;31:75-80

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Basavaraj K H, Navya M A, Rashmi R. Quality of life in HIV/AIDS. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2010 [cited 2023 Dec 8 ];31:75-80
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