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      Current situation of AIDS prevention and control with traditional Chinese medicine and relevant policies in China

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          This article analyzes the current system, the prevention and treatment team, drugs relating to AIDS prevention and control with traditional Chinese medicine, and the relevant policies in China so as to provide scientific advice on improving the policies and to promote the role of traditional Chinese medicine in treating AIDS.

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          Herbal medicine use and quality of life among people living with HIV/AIDS in northeastern Thailand.

          Many people living with HIV/AIDS (PHA) use herbal medicine as one of alternative therapies, where curative options are limited. This study aimed to examine the association between the herbal medicine use and quality of life (QOL) among PHA in northeastern Thailand. Participants were 132 HIV-positive Thai adults who attended the PHA's self-help group meetings from June to July 2002. Health-related QOL scores were measured by self-administered questionnaire from the Medical Outcomes Study-HIV Health Survey. Dimensions of physical function (PF) and mental health (MH) in QOL were assessed. Additional data were collected on herbal medicine use, socio-demographic, psychosocial and HIV-related characteristics. The herbal medicine users had significantly better MH scores than the non-users, while the herbal medicine use was not statistically associated with PF scores. When stratified, herbal medicine users with the following characteristics had significantly better MH scores than the non-users: female, widowed, having no income, reporting any HIV-related symptom, having no instrumental support or receiving subsidies. In conclusion, herbal medicine use was associated with better MH especially among socially vulnerable PHA. This study suggests that herbal medicine has a potential to improve the MH aspect of QOL among socially vulnerable PHA who cannot easily receive antiretroviral therapy in Thailand.
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                Author and article information

                Journal
                FMCH
                Family Medicine and Community Health
                FMCH
                Compuscript (Ireland )
                2009-8774
                2305-6983
                December 2015
                December 2015
                : 3
                : 4
                : 57-64
                Affiliations
                [1] 1School of Management, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
                [2] 2Jinan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Jinan, Shandong, China
                [3] 3Laizhou Health Inspection, Laizhou, Shandong, China
                Author notes
                CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Yunyun Fang, BS School of Management, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China E-mail: fyybj@ 123456vip.sina.com
                Article
                fmch20150128
                10.15212/FMCH.2015.0128
                2aeaa889-9c14-48a2-968e-97bc235f8f7e
                Copyright © 2015 Family Medicine and Community Health

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.

                History
                : 4 August 2015
                : 2 September 2015
                Categories
                China Focus

                General medicine,Medicine,Geriatric medicine,Occupational & Environmental medicine,Internal medicine,Health & Social care
                therapy,traditional Chinese medicine,China,policy,AIDS

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