People living with HIV infection who attend and do not attend support groups: a pilot study of needs, characteristics and experiences.

@article{Kalichman1996PeopleLW,
  title={People living with HIV infection who attend and do not attend support groups: a pilot study of needs, characteristics and experiences.},
  author={Seth C. Kalichman and Kathleen J Sikkema and Anton M. Somlai},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={1996},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={
          589-99
        }
}
People living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) confront a myriad of stressors over the course of their infection. Social support groups offer a means of addressing the support needs of people living with HIV. In the present study, 34 persons who had attended HIV support groups and 29 who had not attended groups completed measures of distress, coping, and social connectedness, and participated in open-ended interviews concerning their support group experiences. Results showed that those… CONTINUE READING

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