This exploratory study examines non-medical support services for HIV-positive women in Australia, with the aim of understanding their long term consumption needs. Interviews were conducted with three HIV-positive women, eight medical practitioners who specialize in treating HIV/AIDS, and four HIV-positive women advocates. Analysis of the data provided three key themes that are vital in the design and delivery of non-medical support services: counseling, sexual orientation and peer support. Findings reveal agreement about the increasing importance of non-medical support services to the well-being of HIV-positive women.
|Name||Advances in Consumer Research|
|Publisher||Association for Consumer Research|
|Conference||Association of Consumer Research annual conference 2007|
|Abbreviated title||ACR North American Conference 2007|
|Country/Territory||United States of America|
|Period||24/10/07 → 27/10/07|