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Offline LoboDog

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Research help
« on: April 24, 2015, 09:24:46 AM »
Alright, this is a little off topic, but I figured there has to be a counselor type person in this forum...

I'm doing a research paper for school on HIV / AIDS. Right now I'm trying to find references stating the importance of counseling for those newly infected (lord knows I really could have used some help... I was a basket case). If anyone knows of any books on the subject or research papers they could recommend, I would be extremely appreciative.


Offline zach

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Re: Research help
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 09:45:24 AM »
this is just what i read, it helped...

The First Year: HIV: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
An honest tune with a lingering lead has taken me this far

Offline TheNormalLife

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Re: Research help
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 08:57:47 PM »
Not a book nor a paper, but truly helpful:

POZ forums.

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Offline LoboDog

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Re: Research help
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2015, 08:18:34 PM »
Unfortunately Ray, the poz forums don't count... Wish they did.

They do count for helping people deal with things though.

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Research help
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 06:31:43 AM »

When you note "school" is this college or high school?  If the former, nothing impresses like a personal interview. Not only does this give you direct quotes, but the interviewee may provide additional written references you may read/ quote. Further, an interview is accommodated by whatever style reference listing you've been instructed to use.

And, it's bound to impress your instructor as people rarely do it--takes a sliver of effort most won't expend. Whether it is in person, via Skype or phone, it is a valid source. No one ever turned me down as a student and I think it is because they are honored to be asked and most people like to help others when they can. Shoot high--go for an author, may be a psychologist.

At a minimum, go to someone at the nearest ASO, and just ask. I think there's a wonderful prospective interviewee in our forum here. And I'd bet money she would permit you to interview her. Maybe she'll even offer ( in case you are the shy type). Best of luck.

Edited to add: http://m.heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/15/1/17.short
If you open the link, you find a free .Pdf to read. Then, go to the end for references you may research further. While this is from 2000 and their references older, the sources are no less worthy. This is not cutting edge oharmaceutical research, therefore, good stuff ( and interviewees) may have been around a while.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2015, 06:54:34 AM by emeraldize »

Offline LoboDog

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Re: Research help
« Reply #5 on: Today at 11:54:41 AM »
Hey Emeraldize,

It's for college. Needs to be either peer reviewed or published by a reputable org (your link qualifies).

I'm just a bit baffled that there is not more research on the psychological effects of testing poz. Between the self-stigma, the knowledge of having a chronic disease, the possibility of death ( I had full blown AIDS when diagnosed), it was the most traumatic event in my life. Considering my dysfunctional family, that is saying something. I really could have used some help.

Offline mecch

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Re: Research help
« Reply #6 on: Today at 02:52:50 PM »
How did you look for articles?  Do you have institutional access to journal servers such as Athens?  If so, did you do a search and find nothing?  Did you ask a librarian for help?  I'm surprised as you are if there is not research on this.
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