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Mental Health Status of Patients With HIV/AIDS in the South of Iran

Farah Moayedi 1 , Sedigheh Jashoonia Hormozi 2 and Iman Tahamtan 3 , *
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1 Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral and Neurosciences Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, IR Iran
2 Student Research Committee, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, IR Iran
3 Health Information Mangement Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, IR Iran
Article information
  • Health Scope: May 12, 2015, 4 (2); e25796
  • Published Online: May 2, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: December 4, 2014
  • Revised: February 23, 2015
  • Accepted: March 7, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/jhealthscope-25796

To Cite: Moayedi F, Jashoonia Hormozi S, Tahamtan I. Mental Health Status of Patients With HIV/AIDS in the South of Iran, Health Scope. 2015 ; 4(2):e25796. doi: 10.17795/jhealthscope-25796.

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