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Experience of sexual self-esteem among men living with HIV

Rohleder, Poul and McDermott, Daragh T and Cook, Rachel (2017) 'Experience of sexual self-esteem among men living with HIV.' Journal of Health Psychology, 22 (2). 176 - 185. ISSN 1359-1053

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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 and finding a place through sero-sorting. With HIV now being a chronic illness, interventions are required to support people to lead sexually satisfying lives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV, mental health, sexual health, sexual self-esteem, well-being
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 13:49
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23153

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