Title

HIV Disclosure by Perinatal Women in Thailand

Publication Title

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Publication Date

6-2012

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1016/j.apnu.2011.09.005

Keywords

HIV disclosure, perinatal women, Thailand

Disciplines

Nursing

Abstract

Little is known about HIV disclosure among perinatal women, although we do know that disclosure can facilitate timely initiation of appropriate interventions for infected individuals and their families. This study, therefore, examined predictors of HIV disclosure among perinatal Thai women. Data (N = 207) were extracted from two larger studies of depressive symptoms in HIV-positive pregnant or postpartum women in Thailand in which participants completed questionnaires. Most participants had low socioeconomic status. Logistic regression indicated that significant predictors of disclosure included older age, employment, and high family support. Psychiatric mental health nursing interventions to promote family support are critical during this time.