‘Experience of sexual self-esteem among men living with HIV’

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Rohleder, P., McDermott, Daragh and Cook, Rachel 2015. ‘Experience of sexual self-esteem among men living with HIV’. Journal of Health Psychology.
AuthorsRohleder, P., McDermott, Daragh and Cook, Rachel
Abstract

Much of the focus on sexual health for people living with HIV has been on promoting safe sex behaviours. However, also important for sexual health is a positive sexual self-esteem. This article reports on an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of interviews with seven men about the impact that having HIV has had on their sense of sexual self. Five overarching themes were identified: the ‘destruction’ of a sexual self; feeling sexually hazardous; sexual inhibition; reclaiming a sexual self; finding a place through sero-sorting. With HIV now being a chronic illness, interventions are required to support people to lead sexually satisfying lives.

JournalJournal of Health Psychology
ISSN1359-1053
Year2015
PublisherSAGE Publications
Accepted author manuscript
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105315597053
Publication dates
Print03 Aug 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited27 Jul 2015
Accepted26 Jun 2015
Copyright information© 2015 The author
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