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Is quality of life poorer for older adults with HIV/AIDS? International evidence using the WHOQOL-HIV. / Skevington, S. M.

In: AIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV, Vol. 24, No. 10, 01.10.2012, p. 1219-1225.

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Skevington, SM 2012, 'Is quality of life poorer for older adults with HIV/AIDS? International evidence using the WHOQOL-HIV', AIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 1219-1225. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2012.661838

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Skevington, S. M. (2012). Is quality of life poorer for older adults with HIV/AIDS? International evidence using the WHOQOL-HIV. AIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV, 24(10), 1219-1225. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2012.661838

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Skevington SM. Is quality of life poorer for older adults with HIV/AIDS? International evidence using the WHOQOL-HIV. AIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV. 2012 Oct 1;24(10):1219-1225. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2012.661838

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Skevington, S. M. / Is quality of life poorer for older adults with HIV/AIDS? International evidence using the WHOQOL-HIV. In: AIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV. 2012 ; Vol. 24, No. 10. pp. 1219-1225.

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