HIV, HIV disclosure, Child HIV status disclosure, Parent HIV status disclosure, Psychological effects of disclosure, Post-disclosure effects, Children's HIV disclosure experiences, HIV disclosure reactions, HIV-positive children, HIV-negative children
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The aim of this research brief is to describe a study that sought to understand the post-disclosure experiences of HIV-positive and negative children after they received disclosure of their own and their parents’ illnesses, respectively. This is the first study from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) that describes the post-disclosure experiences of HIV-positive and negative children in one study. Prior studies in SSA have mostly centered on the post-disclosure experiences of HIV-positive children after receiving disclosure of their own illnesses, or HIV-positive mothers’ descriptions of the effect of maternal disclosure on their HIV-negative children.
This research brief summarizes a research article titled "A rapid assessment of post-disclosure experiences of urban HIV-positive and HIV-negative school-aged children in Kenya." The original full text open access article is located at https://peerj.com/articles/956/