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‘They Say HIV is a Punishment from God or from Ancestors’: Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Assessment of an HIV Stigma Scale for South African Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV-SS)

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Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 90 % of the world’s adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV). HIV-stigma and the resultant fear of being identified as HIV-positive can compromise the survival of these youth by undermining anti-retroviral treatment initiation and adherence. To date, no HIV-stigma measures have been validated for use with ALHIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper reports on a two-stage study in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Firstly, we conducted a cross-cultural adaptation of an HIV s...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s12187-016-9428-5

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Social Policy & Intervention
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Social Policy & Intervention
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University of Oxford
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Wolfson College
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Springer Verlag Publisher's website
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Child Indicators Research Journal website
Publication date:
2016-11-23
Acceptance date:
2016-10-22
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1874-8988
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1874-897X
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pubs:668775
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uri:65b405b9-6dbb-4e1f-819b-c83ffc26fc31
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uuid:65b405b9-6dbb-4e1f-819b-c83ffc26fc31
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