Men’s serostatus disclosure to parents: Associations among social support, ethnicity, and disease status in men living with HIV

@article{Fekete2009MensSD,
  title={Men’s serostatus disclosure to parents: Associations among social support, ethnicity, and disease status in men living with HIV},
  author={Erin M Fekete and Michael H Antoni and Corina Reyes Lopez and R. E. Franco Dur{\'a}n and Neil Schneiderman},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={693-699}
}
BACKGROUND Directly disclosing a positive HIV serostatus to family members can affect psychological and disease status. Perceptions that one is in a supportive family environment may moderate these effects; however, ethnic differences may exist in the support processes of families coping with HIV. METHODS We examined the role of serostatus disclosure to parents, HIV-specific family support, and ethnicity (Latino versus non-Hispanic White) in explaining disease status (HIV Viral Load, CD4… CONTINUE READING
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