Social Support, Stigma and Disclosure: Examining the Relationship with HIV Medication Adherence among Ryan White Program Clients in the Mid-South USA

@inproceedings{Pichon2015SocialSS,
  title={Social Support, Stigma and Disclosure: Examining the Relationship with HIV Medication Adherence among Ryan White Program Clients in the Mid-South USA},
  author={Latrice Crystal Pichon and Kristen R. Rossi and Siri A. Ogg and Lisa J. Krull and Dorcas Young Griffin and Paul B Tchounwou and William Toscano},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2015}
}
Social support from friends and family is positively related to better health outcomes among adults living with HIV. An extension of these networks such as religious communities may be an untapped source of social support for promoting HIV medical adherence. This paper explores the association of HIV medication adherence to satisfaction with support from family, friends and church members, as well as HIV-related stigma, and HIV disclosure. In partnership with the Shelby County Health Department… CONTINUE READING