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ERIC Number: EJ930324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1553-8346
An Ecological Model of Stressors Experienced by Youth Newly Diagnosed with HIV
Hosek, Sybil G.; Harper, Gary W.; Lemos, Diana; Martinez, Jaime
Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, v9 n2 p192-218 2008
This study qualitatively examined the social-ecological stressors that youth experience during the first year following an HIV diagnosis. Thirty HIV-positive youth (16 males, 14 females) between the ages of 16-24 participated in either focus groups or individual interviews. All sessions were transcribed and themes were identified through cross-case and comparative analyses. Participants reported experiencing stressors within multiple social-ecological systems, including interactions with their families, sexual partners, health care providers, work, and school. The results from this study highlight the need for youth-focused services that assist with multiple layers of stressors during the first year following an HIV diagnosis. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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