My secret: The social meaning of HIV/AIDS stigma

  title={My secret: The social meaning of HIV/AIDS stigma},
  author={N. Judgeo and K. P. Moalusi},
  booktitle={SAHARA J : journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance},
This study uses Goffman's [1963. Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall] theory of stigma as an intellectual scaffold to help understand the social meaning of HIV/AIDS stigma from People Living with HIV/AIDS. The study adopts a qualitative approach because of its appropriateness for unravelling subjective phenomena such as the experiences of HIV/AIDS stigma. In-depth interviews were conducted with 10 HIV-positive employees of a retailing company located… CONTINUE READING
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