alexa Understanding HIV disclosure: a review and application of the Disclosure Processes Model.


Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Chaudoir SR, Fisher JD, Simoni JM

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Abstract HIV disclosure is a critical component of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts, yet the field lacks a comprehensive theoretical framework with which to study how HIV-positive individuals make decisions about disclosing their serostatus and how these decisions affect them. Recent theorizing in the context of the Disclosure Processes Model has suggested that the disclosure process consists of antecedent goals, the disclosure event itself, mediating processes and outcomes, and a feedback loop. In this paper, we apply this new theoretical framework to HIV disclosure in order to review the current state of the literature, identify gaps in existing research, and highlight the implications of the framework for future work in this area. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Soc Sci Med and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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