TITLE

RESPONDING TO THE SUPPORT NEEDS OF HIV POSITIVE LESBIAN, GAY AND BISEXUAL YOUTH

AUTHOR(S)
Travers, Robb; Paoletti, Dino
PUB. DATE
December 1999
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Winter99, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p271
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Thirty-two HIV positive youth were interviewed regarding the challenges of living with HIV infection and barriers to HIV/AIDS and youth services. Participants reported emotional concerns arising from stigma, societal fears and misinformation regarding till, Thematic analysis of transcribed interview tapes identified II key themes, including initial periods of denial subsequent to testing positive for HIV self- blame and shame regarding infection, judgements by family and peers, issues concerning disclosure, social isolation and loneliness. Participants also reported barriers in accessing sometimes urgently needed HID/AIDS services and other support services for youth. Possible reasons for and responses to these unmet service needs are presented.
ACCESSION #
3584491

 

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