The relationship between HIV disclosure and adjustment

Academic Article


  • In many cases, sharing the diagnosis of HIV can help people to adjust to their diagnosis. However, several factors may impede this process. A secondary data analysis of 50 HIV-positive adults found that African Americans delayed sharing their diagnosis with others longer than Euro-Americans. In addition, those who perceived more stigma against HIV took longer to tell someone and took longer to adjust to their diagnosis. Implications for practice and research are posited. © Psychological Reports 2006.
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  • Vance D
  • Start Page

  • 659
  • End Page

  • 663
  • Volume

  • 99
  • Issue

  • 3