Stigma, Medication Concerns, and Medication Adherence in People Living With HIV
We hypothesized that higher levels of felt or enacted stigma would be related to poorer medication adherence, and that this relationship would be mediated by indicators of HIVrelated quality of life (HIV-QOL) including medication concerns, disclosure concerns, and perceptions of health provider treatment. 98 people living with HIV (PLWH) who were all currently taking ART medications completed an online survey that included measures of demographics, HIV-related stigma, medication, and HIV-QOL. Results suggested that concerns about medication accounted for the relationship between enacted HIV-related stigma and medication adherence.
White, Megan; Rasdale, Andrea; Fekete, Erin M.; Williams, Stacey L.; Skinta, Matthew D.; Taylor, Nicole M.; Chatterton, Michael; and Woods, Brittney. 2014. Stigma, Medication Concerns, and Medication Adherence in People Living With HIV. Poster Presentation. American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.. https://erinfekete.weebly.com/uploads/6/2/0/9/62092791/white_apa_poster_handout.pdf