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[Use of alternative treatments by HIV-positive and AIDS patients in The Netherlands].
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1994 Feb 05; 138(6):307-10.NT

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To analyse the use of alternative treatments by HIV-positive and AIDS patients.

DESIGN

Questionnaire.

SETTING

Members of the HIV association, the Dutch association of haemophilia patients, and people under treatment of a certain alternative healer.

METHOD

708 questionnaires were sent out.

RESULTS

Of 206 respondents with HIV/AIDS 30.6% used alternative treatments. Of these 24% had already used alternative methods before the diagnosis, 27% started with alternative therapy after the HIV-positive diagnosis, and 13% did so when the number of CD4+ T-cells began to decrease. The treatments were mostly mega-vitamin treatment (51%), psychological techniques (46%) and homeopathy (40%). Half the patients using alternative therapies did so on instigation and with support of their family physician. Many patients (37%) felt better using alternative therapy and 34% were satisfied with it because it gave them the feeling they were actively increasing their own resistance capacity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Vrije Universiteit, vakgroep Sociale Geneeskunde, Amsterdam.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

dut

PubMed ID

8121513

Citation

Wolffers, I, and S de Morée. "[Use of Alternative Treatments By HIV-positive and AIDS Patients in the Netherlands]." Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, vol. 138, no. 6, 1994, pp. 307-10.
Wolffers I, de Morée S. [Use of alternative treatments by HIV-positive and AIDS patients in The Netherlands]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1994;138(6):307-10.
Wolffers, I., & de Morée, S. (1994). [Use of alternative treatments by HIV-positive and AIDS patients in The Netherlands]. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, 138(6), 307-10.
Wolffers I, de Morée S. [Use of Alternative Treatments By HIV-positive and AIDS Patients in the Netherlands]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1994 Feb 5;138(6):307-10. PubMed PMID: 8121513.
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