People who are infected with HIV/AIDS are more likely to develop depression. Depression can be treated with relaxation techniques. The objectives of the study to assess level of depression and coping strategies among HIV patients, to determine the effectiveness of relaxation techniques in term of reduction mean post test level of depression and increase mean post test coping strategies, to correlate between level of depression and coping strategies, to find the association between pre test level of depression and coping strategies among HIV patients with selective demographical variables. A Pre experimental one group pretest and posttest design was administered on 60 HIV patients who were admitted in ART centre, K C General Hospital Bangalore. Non probability convenience sampling technique was used for the sample selection.
Keywords : Relaxation Techniques, Depression, Coping Strategies and HIV Patients.