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Social Work Visions from Around the Globe by Anneli Pohjola, Pirkko-Liisa Ranhalon, Teppo Kroger, Anna Metten

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Psychosocial Problems and Coping Patterns of HIV Seropositive Wives of Men with HIV/AIDS

Elizabeth Betcy Joseph, MSW, MPhilRanbir S. Bhatti, MA, DPSW, PhD

SUMMARY. The sociocultural milieu provides HIV positive women with fewer resources and more role responsibilities. The present research aimed at studying the psychosocial problems encountered in living, post HIV infection, and the coping patterns adopted by HIV seropositive wives of men with HIV/AIDS. In the background of an exploratory research design, thirty (n = 30) HIV positive women, attending Counseling Clinics in Bangalore (South India), selected through purposive sampling, were assessed using an interview schedule and a standardized coping scale. Majority of the respondents were the ...

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