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Voices of Women Facing HIV-Related Stigma in the Deep South.

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Relf, MV; Williams, M; Barroso, J
Published in: Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services
December 2015

One in 139 women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. Thirty-four years into the epidemic, stigma remains part of the trajectory of the disease process for all individuals with HIV. Stigma associated with HIV makes it difficult for women to access HIV testing and counseling, disclose HIV status to sexual partners and health care providers, seek and remain actively engaged in medical care, effectively self-manage the disease after diagnosis, and adhere to antiretroviral therapy. The current article reports the qualitative results from a study designed to test the feasibility and acceptability of a technologically delivered stigma intervention for women with HIV in the Southeastern United States. Qualitative analysis revealed women with HIV uniformly experience, anticipate, and/or internalize stigma associated with HIV. Consequently, women with HIV experience isolation and a threat to self-concept as they make decisions about disclosure, work to maintain the secrecy of their HIV status, and contemplate a future.

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Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services

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0279-3695

Publication Date

December 2015

Volume

53

Issue

12

Start / End Page

38 / 47

Related Subject Headings

  • Video Recording
  • Truth Disclosure
  • Social Stigma
  • Self Concept
  • Qualitative Research
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Nursing
  • North Carolina
  • Middle Aged
  • Humans
 

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Relf, M. V., Williams, M., & Barroso, J. (2015). Voices of Women Facing HIV-Related Stigma in the Deep South. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 53(12), 38–47. https://doi.org/10.3928/02793695-20151020-01
Relf, Michael V., Megan Williams, and Julie Barroso. “Voices of Women Facing HIV-Related Stigma in the Deep South.Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 53, no. 12 (December 2015): 38–47. https://doi.org/10.3928/02793695-20151020-01.
Relf MV, Williams M, Barroso J. Voices of Women Facing HIV-Related Stigma in the Deep South. Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services. 2015 Dec;53(12):38–47.
Relf, Michael V., et al. “Voices of Women Facing HIV-Related Stigma in the Deep South.Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, vol. 53, no. 12, Dec. 2015, pp. 38–47. Epmc, doi:10.3928/02793695-20151020-01.
Relf MV, Williams M, Barroso J. Voices of Women Facing HIV-Related Stigma in the Deep South. Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services. 2015 Dec;53(12):38–47.

Published In

Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services

DOI

ISSN

0279-3695

Publication Date

December 2015

Volume

53

Issue

12

Start / End Page

38 / 47

Related Subject Headings

  • Video Recording
  • Truth Disclosure
  • Social Stigma
  • Self Concept
  • Qualitative Research
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Nursing
  • North Carolina
  • Middle Aged
  • Humans