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[Strategies for disclosing HIV status to sexual partners and their relationship to healthcare provision].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19649421     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Disclosure of HIV status to sexual partners poses a challenge during healthcare provision, highlighting both the responsibility for controlling the epidemic and ensuring the patient's psychosocial well-being. This study's objective was to grasp the strategies used by health professionals for such disclosure. This is a qualitative study based on the discourse of health professionals and patients at specialized STD/AIDS clinics in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, using individual interviews and focus and educational groups. The strategies range from threatening to complicity, and the main focus is to minimize the stigma attached to individuals with HIV. It is believed that an active problem-solving approach to stigma in real situations in the clinic can provide a possible and practical path for dealing with such stigma, by creating argumentative repertoires, allowing the emergence of normative horizons that are technically, ethically, and politically relevant for integrating disclosure of the HIV diagnosis to the sexual partner and healthcare for persons with HIV.
Neide Emy Kurokawa E Silva; José Ricardo de Carvalho Mesquita Ayres
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cadernos de saúde pública     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1678-4464     ISO Abbreviation:  Cad Saude Publica     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-03     Completed Date:  2010-02-23     Revised Date:  2013-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901573     Medline TA:  Cad Saude Publica     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  por     Pagination:  1797-806     Citation Subset:  IM    
Prefeitura do Município de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil.
Vernacular Title:
Estratégias para comunicação de diagnóstico de HIV a parceiros sexuais e práticas de saúde.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Delivery of Health Care*
HIV Infections / transmission
HIV Seropositivity / psychology*
Health Personnel / psychology*
Interpersonal Relations
Professional-Patient Relations*
Sexual Partners / psychology*
Truth Disclosure*

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