Support group participation among persons with HIV: demographic characteristics and perceived barriers.

@article{Walch2006SupportGP,
  title={Support group participation among persons with HIV: demographic characteristics and perceived barriers.},
  author={Susan E. Walch and Lynne M Roetzer and T A Minnett},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={284-9}
}
Support groups are widely available for persons living with HIV and some evidence supports their efficacy. However, limited information exists regarding characteristics of those who utilize HIV support groups. The present study examined demographic characteristics and perceived barriers of attenders and non-attenders of HIV support groups via a mail survey. The 35 respondents were predominantly white (71.4%), male (65.7%), homosexual/bisexual (57.1%) and diagnosed with HIV within the last five… CONTINUE READING