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Fear, Shame, And Isolation In Women Newly Diagnosed With HIV: Immediate Support Is Key

Fear, Shame, And Isolation In Women Newly Diagnosed With HIV: Immediate Support Is Key

Anxiety, shame, fear, and stigma are all part of the lived experiences of women newly diagnosed with HIV, their families, and even their children, according to a review published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Women also experience rejection from friends, family, and health care institutions as a result of their diagnosis. Although these insights were gained from studies conducted in low- and middle-income Asian countries, the authors argue that… read more

posted July 5
A myHIVteam Member

I agree it is key. I had a woman who worked at three health department who took a special interest in me and held my hand and helped me every step of the way. She was my angel. I wouldn't be who I am today without Amber Jarrett.

posted July 24

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