Examining non-medical service needs of women living with HIV/AIDS

Yelena Tsarenko, Valerie Gayle Clulow, Kathryn Lefroy

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Consumer Research
EditorsAngela Y. Lee, Dilip Soman
Place of PublicationDuluth MN USA
PublisherAssociation for Consumer Research
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAssociation of Consumer Research annual conference 2007 - Memphis, United States of America
Duration: 24 Oct 200727 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameAdvances in Consumer Research
PublisherAssociation for Consumer Research
ISSN (Print)0098-9258


ConferenceAssociation of Consumer Research annual conference 2007
Abbreviated titleACR 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America

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