Considerations for purposeful HIV status disclosure among women living with HIV in Ghana.

@article{Poku2017ConsiderationsFP,
  title={Considerations for purposeful HIV status disclosure among women living with HIV in Ghana.},
  author={Rebecca A Poku and Adobea Yaa Owusu and Patricia Dolan Mullen and Christine M Markham and Sheryl A McCurdy},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2017},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={
          541-544
        }
}
Although disclosure of positive HIV status has recognized benefits, enacted and perceived stigma is a continuing problem in Ghana, especially affecting women living with HIV (WLHIV). This qualitative study investigates how WLHIV make these decisions. We interviewed 40 WLHIV, analysing their transcripts using thematic content analysis. Four themes emerged from the data: selectivity in disclosure; disclosure for education, prevention and to provide support; concern for the potential confident… CONTINUE READING

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