Attachment style, stigma and psychological distress among HIV+ adults.

  title={Attachment style, stigma and psychological distress among HIV+ adults.},
  author={Shelley A. Riggs and Mark Vosvick and Steve Stallings},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  volume={12 6},
This study explored the role of adult attachment style in reported experiences of HIV-related stigma, stress and depression in a diverse sample of HIV+ adults. Participants (N = 288) recruited from AIDS service organizations were administered the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale, Perceived Stress Scale, CES-D, HIV Stigma Scale and a health information questionnaire. Adult romantic attachment style was significantly associated with perceived stress, depression and HIV-related stigma… CONTINUE READING

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