Title

Struggles and Resilience of African American Women Living with HIV or AIDS: A Qualitative Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 7-2015

Abstract

This qualitative study analyzed the responses of African American women living with an HIV or AIDS diagnosis for 10 years or longer who were participants in an ongoing support group. Ten women with a mean age of 48.2 years were interviewed to describe their personal stories of HIV infection and to explore what led them to ultimately accept their diagnosis. The main focus of the study was to understand their strengths and resilience in enduring the burden of HIV or AIDS status.

Publication Title

Journal of Social Work

Volume

15

Issue

4

First Page

209

Last Page

424