Journal Article

Mild-to-Moderate Symptoms during the First Year of Antiretroviral Therapy Worsen Quality of Life in HIV-Infected Individuals

Sharon B. Mannheimer, Nicholas Wold, Edward M. Gardner, Edward E. Telzak, Katherine Huppler Hullsiek, Margaret Chesney, Albert W. Wu, Rodger D. MacArthur, John Matts and Gerald Friedland

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 6, pages 941-945
Published in print March 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/528859
Mild-to-Moderate Symptoms during the First Year of Antiretroviral Therapy Worsen Quality of Life in HIV-Infected Individuals

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Symptoms and quality of life were assessed among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals initiating their first course of antiretroviral therapy. Symptoms, which were mostly mild or moderate, were common in the first year and significantly affected the patients' quality of life. Quality of life was inversely related to the number of symptoms and in the change in the number of symptoms from baseline.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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