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Experiences Of Stigma In Older Adults Living With Hiv/Aids: A Mixed-Methods Analysis, Charles Emlet Oct 2007

Experiences Of Stigma In Older Adults Living With Hiv/Aids: A Mixed-Methods Analysis, Charles Emlet

Social Work & Criminal Justice Publications

Older adults are increasingly becoming impacted by HIV disease, both as newly infected individuals and as long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS living into older age. HIV-related stigma impacts the quality of life of all persons with HIV/AIDS. However, little is know about HIV-related stigma in older adults because many studies do not include older subjects or ignore age as a variable. This mixed methods study examined the experiences of HIV-related stigma in a sample of 25 older adults with HIV/AIDS from the Pacific Northwest. Quantitative methods measured HIV-stigma and depression, while in-depth qualitative interviews captured the lived experiences ...