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Reticence in disclosure of HIV infection and reasons for bereavement: impact on perinatally infected adolescents' mental health and understanding of HIV treatment and prevention in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Survival rates of perinatally infected HIV-positive adolescents (PIA) are increasing in sub-Saharan Africa. There is a gap in understanding how disclosure and bereavement have an impact on PIA beliefs and understanding of their HIV infection and its management. In-depth interviews were conducted with 25 purposively selected adolescents aged 13-19 years from 5 public health clinics in Johannesburg, South Africa. Data were analysed using NVivo 10 using a thematic approach. PIA experience incomp...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0418-835X
Publisher:
National Inquiry Services Centre (Pty) Ltd and Informa UK Limited Publisher's website
Journal:
African Journal of AIDS Research Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Pages:
175-184
Publication date:
2017-07-17
Acceptance date:
2017-07-17
DOI:
EISSN:
1727-9445
ISSN:
1608-5906
Pmid:
28714809
Source identifiers:
709556
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:709556
UUID:
uuid:12bcc44c-460b-4935-bf5c-0159cca2f770
Local pid:
pubs:709556
Deposit date:
2019-02-18

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