Read stories from our staff as they carry out their work around the world. Gus Cairns. I remember reading an article by a doctor, which I know a lot of gay people seem to have read…that he would rather have HIV than diabetes.
Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the CDC website. Thanks to the availability of effective HIV treatment and good medical care, HIV was widely perceived to be a manageable condition. CMA participated in the data analysis and interpretation and drafted the manuscript.
Interviewees, especially middle-aged and older men, described the shifting perception of HIV in the gay community.
What about oral sex? In the U. In this study we only had pharmacy record data to act as a proxy for medication adherence, and number of HIV symptoms, and length of time since diagnosis was self-reported, potentially leading to misclassification due to social desirability or recall bias.
National Center for Biotechnology Information , U. Crisis Update 28 Sep Do I have to take antiretrovirals every day? In a similar study of women living with HIV, discovery of meaning in life increased among those exposed to an expressive writing intervention, and this increase was associated with increased adherence to medication Westling et al.
Simple change scores from the pre-trial assessment to the 1-month post-writing follow-up assessment were calculated by subtracting the pre-trial score from the post-writing 1-month follow-up score. Some people are public with this information; other people keep it very private.