Community support and disclosure of HIV serostatus to family members by public-sector antiretroviral treatment patients in the Free State Province of South Africa.

@article{Wouters2009CommunitySA,
  title={Community support and disclosure of HIV serostatus to family members by public-sector antiretroviral treatment patients in the Free State Province of South Africa.},
  author={Edwin Wouters and Francis van Loon and Dingie Janse van Rensburg and Herman Meulemans},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={357-64}
}
Recent studies have indicated that the support of close relatives is fundamental in coping with HIV/AIDS and in accessing the emotional and material support necessary for sustained adherence to treatment. Because disclosure to family members is imperative to ensure their support, identifying tools or resources that can minimize the possible risks and maximize the potential benefits of disclosure should be useful in improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Where health systems require… CONTINUE READING