Psychotherapy with HIV-Infected Gay Men

  • Gary Grossman
Part of the The Plenum Series in Culture and Health book series (PSCH)


HIV disease has had a profound impact throughout the world. It is a health crisis of tremendous proportions, affecting people of every background, with no foreseeable end in sight. Psychology and related disciplines have devoted substantial attention to the study and exploration of the behavioral and emotional effects of HIV infection. Research has addressed such issues as psychological and behavioral responses to HIV antibody test results (e.g., Jacobsen, Perry, & Hirsh, 1990), coping and psychological functioning (e.g., Folkman, Chesney, Pollack, & Coates, 1993), suicide risks (e.g., Marzuk et al., 1988), and psychological interventions (e.g., Markowitz, Klerman, & Perry, 1992). The psychological impact of HIV infection and disease has been well documented, and the research on effective prevention and intervention strategies continues.


Opportunistic Infection Psychological Impact Physical Decline Regular Checkup Mourning Process 
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  • Gary Grossman
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  1. 1.San Francisco

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