Hiv-Infected Mothers' Disclosure to their Uninfected Children: Rates, Reasons, and Reactions

  title={Hiv-Infected Mothers' Disclosure to their Uninfected Children: Rates, Reasons, and Reactions},
  author={E. Schrimshaw and K. Siegel},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={19 - 43}
  • E. Schrimshaw, K. Siegel
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
  • Focused interviews were conducted with a sample of 45 HIV-infected mothers to identify the reasons women offer for disclosing or not disclosing the illness to their uninfected children, the women's perceptions of their children's reactions to such disclosure, and what effects this disclosure may have on subsequent relationships with their children. Two-thirds (66%) of the mothers had disclosed their HIV infection to one or more of their children. Disclosure rates varied according to age of the… CONTINUE READING
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