Assessing the role of HIV disclosure in health-related quality-of-life among older people living with HIV in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019


Role: Feng Vankee Lin, PhD, RN : Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Yu Liu and Krupa Shah

In this pilot study exclusively among older people living with HIV, we plan to assess (1) the prevalence of HIV disclosure status and disclosure characteristics (i.e. disclosure vs. non-disclosure in terms of whom, what, when, where, how and why, etc.); (2) sociodemographic and behavioral correlates as well as biopsychosocial consequences of various HIV disclosure status; (3) associations of HIV disclosure characteristics with health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL); and (4) the moderating effect of selected intrinsic and extrinsic factors in the association between HIV disclosure and HRQoL outcomes.