Psychoneuroimmunology and HIV-1

Michael H. Antoni, Neil Schneiderman, Mary Ann Fletcher, David A. Goldstein, Gail Ironson, Arthur Laperriere

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Recent psychoneuroimmunologic findings have suggested that it may be useful to evaluate the influence of behavioral factors on immune functioning and disease progression among human immunodeficiency virus-Type 1 (HIV-1) infected individuals. Behavioral interventions with immunomodulatory capabilities may help restore competence and thereby arrest HIV-1 disease promotion at the earliest stages of the infectious continuum. Evidence describing benefits of behavioral interventions such as aerobic exercise training on both psychological and immunological functioning among high-risk HIV-1 seronegative and very early stage seropositive gay men is presented. The HIV-1 infection is cast as a chronic disease for which early immunomodulatory behavioral interventions may have important physical and psychological impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-49
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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