Family relationships in people living with HIV in a city in the USA

Academic Article


  • The purpose of this study was to identify relationships of individuals that people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (PLWH) in a city in the USA include in their family of choice, or chosen family. The convenience sample in this cross-sectional, exploratory study consisted of 150, mostly male and African American PLWH. Participants included partners/lovers most frequently, followed by children, mother, and siblings, and grandparents in their chosen family. Family structures of PLWH in this study are consistent with the diverse nature of families within society.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 22231568
  • Author List

  • Prachakul W; Grant JS; Pryor E; Keltner NL; Raper JL
  • Start Page

  • 384
  • End Page

  • 388
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 3