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ERIC Number: EJ778218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-7283
HIV/AIDS Case Managers and Client HIV Status Disclosure: Perceived Client Needs, Practices, and Services
Kalichman, Seth C.; Klein, Susan J.; Kalichman, Moira O.; O'Connell, Daniel A.; Freedman, Jay A.; Eaton, Lisa; Cain, Demetria
Health & Social Work, v32 n4 p259-267 2007
People living with HIV/AIDS often need assistance in deciding whether or how to disclose their HIV status to others, and case managers are in a unique position to offer this assistance. The current study surveyed 223 case managers providing services to people living with HIV/AIDS in New York State. The survey was conducted anonymously, and case managers were sampled at the agency level. Results showed that two-thirds of case managers routinely discuss disclosure issues with their HIV-positive clients. However, case managers often felt that they lacked the resources to provide assistance with disclosure decisions, and 66 percent of those who routinely discuss disclosure issues had not received training in assisting with disclosure to sex and injection drug-sharing partners. HIV disclosure issues were also seen by case managers as only one of many pressing issues facing their HIV-positive clients; other pressing issues were housing, food, medical care, mental health treatment, and preventing HIV transmission. These results indicate a need for training and resources to facilitate HIV status disclosure assistance services offered by case managers.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW). 750 First Street NE Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-227-3590; e-mail: press@naswdc.org; Web site: http://www.naswpress.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York