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dc.contributor.author Kingori, C. en
dc.contributor.author Reece, M. en
dc.contributor.author Obeng, S. en
dc.contributor.author Ngatia, P. en
dc.contributor.author Ojakaa, D. en
dc.contributor.author Shacham, E. en
dc.contributor.author Dodge, B. en
dc.contributor.author Akach, E. en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-08T16:45:17Z en
dc.date.available 2014-07-08T16:45:17Z en
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.citation Kingori, C., Reece, M., Obeng, S., Murray, M., Shacham, E., Dodge, B., . . . Ojakaa, D. (2012). Impact of internalized stigma on HIV prevention behaviors among HIV-infected individuals seeking HIV care in kenya. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 26(12), 761-768. http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/apc.2012.0258 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/18484
dc.description.abstract In general, an initial diagnosis of HIV is likely to be correlated with the onset of HIV stigma. HIV-positive individuals are likely to internalize stigma, may suffer from psychosocial issues, or engage in maladaptive behaviors to cope with the diagnosis. Internalized stigma stems from fear of stigmatization also known as felt stigma. The current study examined the impact of HIV felt stigma on overall health and success of HIV prevention behaviors among 370 participants living with HIV and receiving care at an urban HIV clinic in Kenya. An 18-item instrument was cross culturally adapted to measure felt stigma. Descriptive and logistic regression analyses examined the data. Findings indicate that 25.9% (n=96) of participants who reported experiencing high levels of felt stigma related to other people's attitudes toward their condition, ostracizing, and a disruption of their personal life, were likely to not adhere to prescribed HIV medication and not disclose their HIV serostatus to one other person. Those who also experienced felt stigma related to a disruption of their personal lives while mediated by depression were likely to report poor overall health. Findings support having HIV clinics and interventions develop relevant HIV prevention strategies that focus on the emerging dimensions of felt stigma which can significantly impact disclosure of serostatus, medication adherence, and overall health. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. en
dc.relation.isversionof https://doi.org/10.1089/apc.2012.0258 en
dc.rights © 2012, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. en
dc.subject anti human immunodeficiency virus agent en
dc.subject adult en
dc.subject article en
dc.subject attitude to illness en
dc.subject attitude to life en
dc.subject condom en
dc.subject cultural factor en
dc.subject depression en
dc.subject female en
dc.subject health behavior en
dc.subject help seeking behavior en
dc.subject human en
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus infected patient en
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus infection en
dc.subject Kenya en
dc.subject major clinical study en
dc.subject male en
dc.subject patient compliance en
dc.subject sexual behavior en
dc.subject stigma en
dc.subject adaptation en
dc.subject adolescents en
dc.subject adult en
dc.subject Cross-Cultural Comparison en
dc.subject Depression en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject HIV Seropositivity en
dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Kenya en
dc.subject Male en
dc.subject Medication Adherence en
dc.subject Middle Aged en
dc.subject Questionnaires en
dc.subject Social Stigma en
dc.subject Urban Population en
dc.subject psychological adaptation en
dc.title Impact of internalized stigma on HIV prevention behaviors among HIV-infected individuals seeking HIV care in Kenya en
dc.type Article en


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