The Role of Relationship Dynamics and Gender Inequalities As Barriers to HIV-Serostatus Disclosure: Qualitative Study among Women and Men Living with HIV in Durban, South Africa

@inproceedings{Bhatia2017TheRO,
  title={The Role of Relationship Dynamics and Gender Inequalities As Barriers to HIV-Serostatus Disclosure: Qualitative Study among Women and Men Living with HIV in Durban, South Africa},
  author={Divya Bhatia and Abigail D. Harrison and Muriel Kubeka and Cecilia Milford and Angela Kaida and Francis Bajunirwe and Ira B. Wilson and Christina Psaros and Steven A. Safren and David R. Bangsberg and Jennifer Ann Smit and Lynn T Matthews},
  booktitle={Front. Public Health},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND This qualitative study investigated gender power inequalities as they contribute to relationship dynamics and HIV-serostatus disclosure among men and women living with HIV in Durban, South Africa. HIV serodiscordance among men and women within stable partnerships contributes to high HIV incidence in southern Africa, yet disclosure rates remain low. Given the emphasis on prevention for HIV-serodiscordant couples, this research supports the urgent need to explore how best to support… CONTINUE READING