9780761903727

HIV and Social Interaction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780761903727

  • ISBN10:

    0761903720

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-05-28
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
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Summary

This volume explores the interaction between psychosocial considerations, social support and public attitudes in both individual and professional responses to HIV. The contributors explore the changing nature of relationships - on the personal level and with the caring professions and agencies - which the onset and//or disclosure of HIV sets in train.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
What Is the Impact of the HIV Infection on Individuals' Social Interactions and Relationships? An Introductionp. 1
The Stigmatization of HIV and AIDS: Rubbing Salt in the Woundp. 12
Social Identity and HIV Infection: The Experiences of Gay Men Living With HIVp. 30
Searching for the Meaning of AIDS: Issues Affecting Seropositive Black Gay Menp. 56
Helpful and Unhelpful Forms of Social Support for HIV-Positive Individualsp. 83
Helping in Hard Times: Relationship Closeness and the AIDS Volunteer Experiencep. 106
Living Together With AIDS: Social Support Processes in a Residential Facilityp. 129
Personal Accounts of Disclosing and Concealing HIV-Positive Test Results: Weighing the Benefits and Risksp. 147
Factors Influencing Relationship Quality of HIV-Serodiscordant Heterosexual Couplesp. 165
Public Disclosure of HIV: Psychosocial Considerations for Childrenp. 193
An Eye to the Future of HIV/AIDS and Social Relationships: An Epiloguep. 218
Referencesp. 239
Indexp. 261
About the Editorsp. 269
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