HIV-positive parents disclosure-related preparation activities in Kenya

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Conference Proceeding

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Think Global Act Local: 141st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition Online Program. November 2-6, 2013, Boston, MA


The HIV disclosure process is not well understood in Kenya. There are no guidelines to assist parents and healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the preparation and performance of disclosure. Some families have multiple infected persons thereby complicating disclosure delivery further as parents grapple for years with why, when, where, how, and which of their children to prepare for disclosure. Two theoretical models of HIV disclosure were tested during the conduct of this study.