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ERIC Number: EJ958145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
The Experience of HIV/AIDS among Rural Women in the Northwestern United States: A Qualitative Analysis
Mphande-Finn, Joyce T.; Sommers-Flanagan, John
Journal of Community Psychology, v35 n1 p3-11 Jan 2007
The unique experience of HIV/AIDS among rural women in the United States was explored using qualitative interviews with 7 women who are HIV positive. Based on these interviews, eight themes emerged. These included (a) daily powerful emotions, (b) emotional and physical abandonment, (c) romantic betrayal, (d) medical treatment issues, (e) loss and grief, (f) appreciating a good support system, (g) renewed purpose for living, and (h) personal growth and transformation. Results are discussed with regard to future research and practice with rural women with HIV/AIDS, with an emphasis on the importance of social support and counseling opportunities in facilitating women's progress through the emotional process associated with HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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