Women’s Health Bulletin

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Perceived Stigma and Quality of Life Among Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Nooshin Zarei 1 , Hassan Joulaei 2 , * and Mohammad Fararouei 3
Authors Information
1 Shiraz HIV/AIDS Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
2 Health Policy Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
3 Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
Article information
  • Women's Health Bulletin: January 01, 2017, 4 (1); e34535
  • Published Online: May 15, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: November 19, 2015
  • Revised: February 8, 2016
  • Accepted: February 9, 2016
  • DOI: 10.17795/whb-34535

To Cite: Zarei N, Joulaei H, Fararouei M. Perceived Stigma and Quality of Life Among Women Living with HIV/AIDS, Women Health Bull. 2017 ; 4(1):e34535. doi: 10.17795/whb-34535.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Footnotes
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