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Communication about HIV and death: Maternal reports of primary school-aged children's questions after maternal HIV disclosure in rural South Africa

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Introduction Children's understanding of HIV and death in epidemic regions is under-researched. We investigated children's death-related questions post maternal HIV-disclosure. Secondary aims examined characteristics associated with death-related questions and consequences for children's mental health. Methods HIV-infected mothers (N = 281) were supported to disclose their HIV status to their children (6–10 years) in an uncontrolled pre-post intervention eva... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.10.031

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0000-0002-5223-770X
Mitchell, J More by this author
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0000-0002-2080-6875
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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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Linacre College
Tomlinson, M More by this author
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Social Science and Medicine Journal website
Volume:
172
Pages:
124-134
Publication date:
2016-11-21
Acceptance date:
2016-10-29
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0277-9536
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pubs:707882
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uri:e43ac784-2e34-41e0-8444-9187dafa2a47
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uuid:e43ac784-2e34-41e0-8444-9187dafa2a47
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