Concealment, communication and stigma: The perspectives of HIV-positive immigrant Black African men and their partners living in the United Kingdom

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dc.contributor.author Owuor, John O. A. en
dc.contributor.author Locke, Abigail en
dc.contributor.author Heyman, Bob en
dc.contributor.author Clifton, Andrew en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-30T16:12:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-30T16:12:38Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07-06
dc.identifier.citation Owuor, J.O.A., Locke, A., Heyman, B. and Clifton, A. (2015) Concealment, communication and stigma: The perspectives of HIV-positive immigrant Black African men and their partners living in the United Kingdom. Journal of Health Psychology, online first en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/12217
dc.description The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link. en
dc.description.abstract This study explored the perspectives of Black men, originally from East Africa, living in the United Kingdom and their partners on what it means to live with diagnosed HIV. This article reports on concealment of HIV-positive status as a strategy adopted by the affected participants to manage the flow of information about their HIV-positive status. Analysis of the data, collected using in-depth interviews involving 23 participants, found widespread selective concealment of HIV-positive status. However, a few respondents had 'come out' publicly about their condition. HIV prevention initiatives should recognise concealment as a vital strategy in managing communication about one's HIV-positive status. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject African immigrants en
dc.subject HIV en
dc.subject concealment en
dc.subject disclosure risks en
dc.subject family en
dc.subject psychosocial support en
dc.subject stigma en
dc.title Concealment, communication and stigma: The perspectives of HIV-positive immigrant Black African men and their partners living in the United Kingdom en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105315593379
dc.researchgroup Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.funder N/A en
dc.projectid N/A en
dc.cclicence CC-BY-NC-ND en
dc.date.acceptance 2015-02-27 en


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