Body image in older men with or at-risk for HIV infection

A. Sharma, A. A. Howard, R. S. Klein, E. E. Schoenbaum, D. Buono, M. P. Webber

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Abstract

We performed a cross-sectional analysis of factors associated with negative body image among 550 older men with or at-risk for HIV infection, including demographics, depression, illicit drug use, and antiretroviral therapy adherence. Overall, 31 per cent of participants reported negative body image, which was independently associated with increased BMI, self-rated fair/poor health, depression, and erectile dysfunction, but not HIV status. Screening for and treating depression, sexual dysfunction, and obesity in older men should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-241
Number of pages7
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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