Social support mediates the relationship between HIV stigma and depression/quality of life among people living with HIV in Beijing, China
International Journal of STD & AIDS, 08/02/2012
Rao D et al. – Using multivariable regression models, authors found that social support was a full mediator of the impact of stigma on both depressive symptomatology and QOL. The findings suggest social support may be an important target of interventions to reduce the impact of stigma on poor psychosocial health outcomes.