chapter  11
Psychoneuroimmunology and HIV Infection
BySimon Dupont, Adrian Burgess
Pages 24

The study of the relationship between psychological factors and bodily health is a long-standing one, including a wide range of physical disorders and psychological variables. HIV disease is no exception, and there has been considerable interest in the relationship between mood, stress and other variables and their effect on disease progression and survival In this chapter the general relationship between psychological factors and health is reviewed, with emphasis on empirical research and experiments that have focused on psychological and personality factors in HIV infection.