Objective: To examine comprehensively the potential correlates of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioner use among men with HIV/AIDS. Methods: Men (n=122) recruited from HIV/AIDS service organizations completed extensive written surveys.
Questions comprised several domains that have been thought or demonstrated to influence individuals to use CAM, and also addressed respondents' social networks. Results: Discriminant analyses revealed 2 social network variables and 2 attitudinal variables proved statistically
significant when controlling for relationships among variables. Conclusion: The significant contribution of social influence/social networks in choosing CAM modalities demonstrated has not heretofore been examined in CAM user studies; implications for future research are discussed.
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