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Intimacy and sexual decision making: exploring the perspective of HIV positive women over 50.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23199193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Due to advances made in HIV treatment, the population of individuals with HIV over the age of 50 is growing. Aging women face many developmental challenges and some of these challenges, including having or maintaining intimate partner relationships, may be particularly pronounced for aging women living with HIV. However, research exploring the psychosocial needs of aging women with HIV is limited. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore factors that impact intimate partner relationships for older women with HIV. Nineteen women (mean age=56.79, SD=4.63 years) referred from Boston-area community organizations and hospitals completed in-depth individual interviews. Forty-seven percent of participants identified themselves as Black/African American, and 37% as White/Caucasian. Average time since diagnosis was 16.32 years (SD=5.70). Interviews continued until saturation of content was reached. Inclusion criteria included: biologically born female; aged 50 years or older; diagnosis of HIV/AIDS; and English speaking. Qualitative interviews were coded by two raters and content analyses were conducted using NVivo 9 software. The findings are described across the following three main themes: (1) stigma; (2) body image concerns; and (3) the disclosure dilemma. The themes and issues identified by this study may help guide sexual health-related interventions for older HIV-infected women.
Authors:
Christina Psaros; Jennifer Barinas; Gregory K Robbins; C Andres Bedoya; Steven A Safren; Elyse R Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS patient care and STDs     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1557-7449     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Patient Care STDS     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  2013-06-10     Revised Date:  2014-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607225     Medline TA:  AIDS Patient Care STDS     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  755-60     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Body Image*
Boston / epidemiology
Comorbidity
Decision Making*
Female
HIV Seropositivity / epidemiology*,  psychology
Humans
Interpersonal Relations
Loneliness
Middle Aged
Qualitative Research
Quality of Life
Questionnaires
Sexual Behavior / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Sexual Partners* / psychology
Social Stigma*
Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
Truth Disclosure*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K01 AI062435/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; K23 MH096651/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; K24 MH094214/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; K24 MH094214/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; P30 AI060354/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; P30 AI060354/AI/NIAID NIH HHS
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