Quality of life in patients with HIV infection and liver disease

Cindy L. Bryce, Joel Tsevat

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The presence of HIV infection, alone or in combination with other infections and diseases, can have a serious impact on a patient's health and quality of life (QOL). According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution of 1948, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or "infirmity" [1]. Like the definition of health, the definition of QOL is broad and multidimensional, ”[An] individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns" [2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHIV and Liver Disease
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781441917126
ISBN (Print)9781441917119
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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