n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Couples-based interventions in the context of HIV discordance

Volume 23 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786



Until very recently, a diagnosis of HIV was associated with social stigma and chronic debilitation, and imminent death was the most likely outcome. It is well established that persons with HIV infection have high rates of stressful life events because living with HIV presents multiple challenges that often overwhelm coping resources and impair psychological adjustment to the ongoing demands of managing this highly stigmatised, chronic illness.

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