Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a chronic condition, currently requiring life-long medication and having potential impacts on physical health through pain, fatigue, adverse medication affects, and opportunistic infections and on mental health through depression and anxiety and the stigmatized nature of HIV. Self-management offers an important avenue to address these concerns, with current research suggesting interventions to support medication-taking, good nutrition, and peer support to boost mental health and optimize a person’s understanding of HIV. Further, knowledge is required to facilitate self-management. The challenges and interventions including legal issues around transmission of HIV are considered, highlighting the multidimensional nature of the condition.
|Title of host publication
|Promoting Self-Management of Chronic Health Conditions: Theories and Practice
|Oxford University Press
|Number of pages
|Published - Sept 2017