Stress management and immune system reconstitution in symptomatic HIV-infected gay men over time: effects on transitional naive T cells (CD4(+)CD45RA(+)CD29(+)).Am J Psychiatry 2002; 159(1):143-5AJ
Changes in immunologic status were evaluated in 25 HIV-infected men randomly assigned to a 10-week stress management intervention or a wait-list control condition.
The authors monitored changes in number of transitional naive T cells (CD4(+)CD45RA(+)CD29(+)) over 6-12 months after the completion of the intervention.
Men receiving stress management had higher CD4(+) CD45RA(+)CD29(+) cell counts at follow-up than did the control subjects. This difference was independent of initial number of naive T cells and HIV virus load.
Stress management is associated with immunologic reconstitution in HIV-positive gay men.