Subjective HIV attribution theories, coping and psychological functioning among homosexual men with HIV.

@article{Clement1998SubjectiveHA,
  title={Subjective HIV attribution theories, coping and psychological functioning among homosexual men with HIV.},
  author={Ulrich Clement and Lena Nilsson Sch{\"o}nnesson},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={1998},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={355-63}
}
Facing a traumatic event, such as being diagnosed with HIV, the individual tries to find an explanation why the traumatic event happened. One way to answer that question is through attributions. The purpose of this study was to examine subjective attribution theories for HIV (internal/self-blame, external/blaming others, and fatalistic) and their association with coping styles and psychological functioning among 57 self-defined gay men who were HIV-positive. None of the respondents were… CONTINUE READING

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