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Author Topic: Research Survey Request: Stigma and HIV  (Read 903 times)

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Research Survey Request: Stigma and HIV
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:07:40 AM »
This survey request has been posted with permission from POZ.

My name is James Minson and I am a student at Walden University. My study topic is the social influences that affect people living with HIV and AIDS. For example, because of social attitudes about HIV and AIDS, some people may not want to be open or talk to their family, friends, or acquaintances about being HIV positive. Because people living with HIV or AIDS often need support, the fear of being open may get in the way of reaching out for help. Some people may not receive proper health care because they are sensitive to negative reactions from healthcare workers. The fear of rejection may stop some people from telling their intimate partners that they are HIV positive. HIV and AIDS are most common among gay men, African Americans, and Latinos and issues of sexual and racial discrimination may also be involved. Because there are many social issues associated with HIV and AIDS, understanding these issues is an important part in finding solutions to these problems.

I am asking adults over the age of 18 with HIV or AIDS to fill out an online survey that will take about 20 minutes. The types of questions are about what kinds of support you have available to you, how you feel about living with HIV and stigma, how you cope with the challenges in your life, and whom you have told about being HIV positive. There are also some questions about your age, gender, ethnicity and race etc.

The survey is completely anonymous and your name or contact information will never be asked. There is no financial or other type of reward for taking the survey however you will be adding to the better understanding of the social issues around HIV and AIDS.

If you are interested in taking the survey please click on the link below for more information. If you have any questions my contact information is included on the linked page.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



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