Slow to share: social capital and its role in public HIV disclosure among public sector ART patients in the Free State province of South Africa.

@article{Wouters2009SlowTS,
  title={Slow to share: social capital and its role in public HIV disclosure among public sector ART patients in the Free State province of South Africa.},
  author={Edwin Wouters and Herman Meulemans and Hendrik CJ van Rensburg},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={411-21}
}
HIV serostatus disclosure to community members has been shown to have potential public and personal health benefits. This study examined the impact of bonding and bridging social capital (i.e. close and distant ties) on public disclosure and described the complex relationship between bonding and bridging social capital in the context of serostatus disclosure among AIDS patients enrolled in South Africa's public sector antiretroviral treatment (ART) program. Data were collected from a cohort of… CONTINUE READING