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TitleExploring the narratives of HIV status disclosure by people living with HIV: The social constructionist approach
AuthorLaka, Thelonius
SubjectHIV/AIDS
SubjectHIV positive
SubjectSignificant others
SubjectHIV disclosure
SubjectPLWHA
SubjectDiscrimination
SubjectStigma
Subject362.196979200968227
SubjectHIV infections -- Reporting -- South Africa -- Pretoria
SubjectHIV infections -- South Africa -- Pretoria -- Psychological aspects
SubjectHIV infections -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Pretoria
SubjectAIDS (Disease) -- Reporting -- South Africa -- Pretoria
SubjectStigma (Social psychology) -- South Africa -- Pretoria
Date2019-11-22T12:25:39Z
Date2019-11-22T12:25:39Z
Date2019-01
TypeDissertation
Format1 online resource (x, 101 leaves)
Formatapplication/pdf
AbstractThis research focused on the experiences of HIV disclosure to significant others amongst people living with HIV. The aim of the research was to explore how people living with HIV experience disclosure of their HIV positive status to their significant others. The social constructionist perspective was utilized to gain a deeper understanding of the experience of HIV positive status disclosure to significant others. The study’s sample comprised of five participants who were recruited using purposive sampling strategy. Data was collected with using face to face semi structured interviews. Themes were extracted and analysed using thematic content analysis. An analysis was made as to whom participants choose to disclose to, the reaction of the people they disclosed to, as well as their reasons for disclosing. Results were reported as the participants’ experiences and noted as is or unadulterated.
AbstractPsychology
AbstractM.A. (Psychology)
Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10500/26029