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Impact of bereavement on progression of AIDS and HIV infection: a review.

Authors
  • Goforth, Harold W
  • Lowery, Jill
  • Cutson, Toni M
  • McMillan, Elaine S
  • Kenedi, Christopher
  • Cohen, Mary Ann
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychosomatics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
50
Issue
5
Pages
433–439
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1176/appi.psy.50.5.433
PMID: 19855027
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients who experience maladaptive grief show more rapid losses of CD4 T-cells over time, even when controlling for age, health status, use of antiretrovirals, and illicit drug abuse. This immune dysfunction may be managed by a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques.

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