Stigma Management Among Gay/Bisexual Men with HIV/AIDS

  title={Stigma Management Among Gay/Bisexual Men with HIV/AIDS},
  author={K. Siegel and H. Lune and I. Meyer},
  journal={Qualitative Sociology},
  • K. Siegel, H. Lune, I. Meyer
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • Qualitative Sociology
  • People with HIV infection are subjected to prejudice, discrimination and hostility related to the stigmatization of AIDS. To manage the stigma of their disease, they mount complex coping strategies. This paper reports results from a qualitative study that examined gay/bisexual men's experiences of living with HIV infection. Unstructured interviews from a diverse sample of 139 men were analyzed to examine how men coped with AIDS-related stigma. We discerned a variety of stigma management… CONTINUE READING
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