2011, Number 4
Perinatol Reprod Hum 2011; 25 (4)
Meza-Rodríguez MP, Mancilla-Ramírez J, Sánchez-Bravo C, Figuero-Damián R, Contreras-Maldonado LE, Carreño-MeléndezJ
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ABSTRACTSexually transmitted infections (ITS) have an impact not only in organic sphere of the subject that suffers it, but also in the psychological and social spheres; the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is not an exception, therefore it is of outmost importance to know the emotional responses that appear secondary to the disease that up to date have been identified in the literature, and to recognize their involvement in the disease evolution. Psychological evaluation and treatment should be simultaneously considered with the medical procedures, for the integral attention of these patients.