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AIDS and significant others: findings from a preliminary exploration of needs [published erratum appears in Health Soc Work 1989 Feb;14(1):7]


Health Soc Work. 1988 Fall;13(4):259-65. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Virtually nothing is known about the impact of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) on significant others. Significant others have needs, and often these persons become valuable sources of emotional and physical support for the person with AIDS. Data from interviews with 11 significant others suggest a number of considerations for work with this distressed population.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*PSYCHOLOGY Adaptation, Psychological Adult Aged Attitude to Health Family Female Grief Homosexuality/PSYCHOLOGY Human Interpersonal Relations Male Middle Age *Social Environment *Social Support JOURNAL ARTICLE


Information in this article was accurate in June 30, 1989. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.