Julianne M. Serovich, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Ohio State University. 1787 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210; email: Serovich.firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELPING HIV-POSITIVE PERSONS TO NEGOTIATE THE DISCLOSURE RPROCESS TO PARTNERS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND FRIENDS
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 26, Issue 3, pages 365–372, July 2000
How to Cite
Serovich, J. M. (2000), HELPING HIV-POSITIVE PERSONS TO NEGOTIATE THE DISCLOSURE RPROCESS TO PARTNERS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND FRIENDS. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 26: 365–372. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2000.tb00305.x
An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meting of the American Asociation for Marriage and Family Therapy, Atlanta, GA, September, 1997. This work was supported by funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health (R29MH56292) and The Ohio State University Research Foundation.
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
For people who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness, one inevitable issue to be addressed is whether and how to share this information with others. For persons who are HIV positive, disclosure presents an especially arduous task. The purpose of this article is to offer a strategy to assist marriage and family therapists in facilitating client disclosure of an HIV-positive status to partners, family members, and friends. In addition, suggestions for setting the stage for disclosure to occur and recommendations for client follow-up are proposed.