HIV-Related Threats

  • Lena Nilsson Schönnesson
  • Michael W. Ross
Part of the AIDS Prevention and Mental Health book series (APMH)


The person living with HIV is not only confronted with the HIV diagnosis as such but also to various physical, social, and sexual threats toward his physical, social, and sexual existence throughout the disease process. In this chapter we describe each of the threats and illuminate them by empirical data from other studies and the quantitative and qualitative analysis of Dr. Schönnesson’s psychotherapeutic notes of gay men with HIV.


Sexual Desire Disease Phase Love Relationship Multiple Loss Perfect Body 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lena Nilsson Schönnesson
    • 1
  • Michael W. Ross
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social WorkUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.WHO Center for Health Promotion Research and Development School of Public HealthUniversity of Texas, Houston Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

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