Continuities and Discontinuities in the Experiences of Felt and Enacted Stigma Among Women With HIV/AIDS

  title={Continuities and Discontinuities in the Experiences of Felt and Enacted Stigma Among Women With HIV/AIDS},
  author={H. Lekas and K. Siegel and E. Schrimshaw},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  pages={1165 - 1190}
  • H. Lekas, K. Siegel, E. Schrimshaw
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Qualitative Health Research
  • In the post-1996 era, the effectiveness of antiviral therapies (such as highly active antiretroviral therapy [HAART]), which transformed HIV/AIDS into a more manageable disease, raised expectations that the disease’s stigma would decrease. The authors compared focused-interview data from a pre-HAART (1994 to 1996) and a HAART-era (2000 to 2003) sample of African American, Puerto Rican, and White women living with HIV/AIDS to identify changes in stigma experiences and suggest reasons for… CONTINUE READING
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