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My Virus Just Turned Twenty-One A Woman’s Perspective of the Long-term Psychological Impact of Living with HIV

Susan Paxton

in The Neurology of AIDS

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780195399349
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965199 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195399349.003.0037
My Virus Just Turned Twenty-One A Woman’s Perspective of the Long-term Psychological Impact of Living with HIV

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This chapter discusses the long-term psychological impact of living with HIV, especially as a single-mother raising a young child. The author highlights her constant worry of transmitting the virus to her son, as well as the loss of self-esteem that initially plagued her. The author discusses her journey to eventually becoming an openly HIV-positive person and the changing identity that came with the diagnosis.

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Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System ; Infectious Diseases

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