Child, parent, and healthcare professionals' perspectives on HIV infection status disclosure to children

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Conference Proceeding

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Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span: American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition October 27-31, 2012, San Francisco, CA


HIV disclosure is a challenging process for parents and healthcare professionals. HIV disclosure guidelines are lacking in Kenya, and parents are especially challenged with disclosure when there are multiple affected family members. While there are two theoretical models of HIV disclosure, their utility in explaining disclosure in African cultures is largely unknown.