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AIDS Behav. 2010 Apr;14(2):280-8. doi: 10.1007/s10461-009-9630-2.

The role of body image dissatisfaction and depression on HAART adherence in HIV positive men: tests of mediation models.

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Psychology Department, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA. Blashill@slu.edu

Abstract

The current study examined the role of body image dissatisfaction and depression on HAART adherence in a sample of HIV positive men. Participants were 124 HIV positive gay and bisexual men, who responded to an online survey. Results from moderated mediation models revealed that depression mediated the relationship between body dissatisfaction and HAART non-adherence for men who possessed elevated levels of body dissatisfaction, but not for those men who reported moderate or low levels. Additionally, depression was found to mediate the relationship between body dissatisfaction and HAART non-adherence for men with a self-reported AIDS diagnosis. Results suggest the importance of addressing both body dissatisfaction and depression in men who are living with HIV/AIDS.

PMID:
19888646
DOI:
10.1007/s10461-009-9630-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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