Anxiety, depression and perception of the quality of life in the patient with HIV/AIDS

  • Arturo Salazar Campos Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
  • Andrómeda I. Valencia Ortiz Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo


Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) as a complication is now
considered a chronic disease and, although mortality and morbidity have been significantly reduced, the psychosocial impact of the
disease generates painful consequences in the patient reflected in anxiety and depression. The concept of quality of life is global,
multidisciplinary, and involves objective and subjective aspects. Health-related quality of life involves functioning and physical
symptoms, psychological factors and social aspects. The interest of this review lies in the social impact of HIV, not only in relation
to the economic and political repercussions for treatment and prevention, but also in the identification of variables related to the
improvement of the quality of life of people with HIV. There is a great interest in the study of quality of life of patients with HIV /
AIDS, and research has shown that there is a relationship between quality of life and psychological variables such as anxiety and
depression, as well as biological parameters such as CD4 lymphocyte levels and the viral load that could perhaps be considered in
health decisions and in interventions that promote protection and welfare factors. The implementation of interventions aimed at
improving the quality of life of patients with HIV / AIDS throughout the evolutionary period of infection is very important.
Cómo citar
SALAZAR CAMPOS, Arturo; VALENCIA ORTIZ, Andrómeda I.. Anxiety, depression and perception of the quality of life in the patient with HIV/AIDS. Mexican Journal of Medical Research, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 11, ene. 2018. ISSN 2007-5235. Disponible en: <>. Fecha de acceso: 20 ene. 2018 doi:

Artículos más leídos por el(los) mismo(s) autor(es)

Obs.: Este complemento requiere que se habilite al menos un plugin de estadísticas / informes. Si los complementos de estadísticas proporcionan más de un indicador, también seleccione una métrica principal en la página de configuración del sitio del administrador y / o en las páginas de configuración del administrador de la revista.