The implications of living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have evolved over the last 30 years. The view of HIV infection as an imminent death sentence has largely disappeared. From a practical perspective, HIV positive status is now medically treated as a chronic illness rather than as a terminal diagnosis. In response, the focus of psychological research and therapeutic practice has evolved to reflect the changing implications of living with HIV. This study documents how psychological literature regarding people living with HIV has changed over the course of the epidemic.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dissertations (EdD) -- Psychology; HIV-positive person -- Psychology; HIV infections -- Psychological aspects -- Reviews
Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
de Mayo, Robert R.;
Fischer, David, "Psychology and people living with HIV/AIDS: a critical review of the literature" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 308.