How disclosure and antiretroviral therapy help HIV-infected adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa cope with stigma.

@article{Midtb2012HowDA,
  title={How disclosure and antiretroviral therapy help HIV-infected adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa cope with stigma.},
  author={Vivian Midtb\o and Violeth Shirima and Morten Skovdal and Marguerite L Daniel},
  journal={African journal of AIDS research : AJAR},
  year={2012},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={261-71}
}
HIV-related stigma has a major impact on the health and psychosocial wellbeing of HIV-infected children and youths. While there is some debate about the extent to which improved access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) contributes to a reduction in HIV stigma, we know little about how adolescents who know their HIV status and who are enrolled in ART experience and cope with stigma. The aim of the research was to understand and identify the pathways between HIV-status disclosure, ART, and children… CONTINUE READING
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