HSOA Journal of AIDS Clinical Research and STDs
Among those who are HIV-infected and striving to live well with HIV, African American women have poorer health outcomes and represent a higher portion of those women who die from HIV-related causes. Those health inequalities have been associated with the presence of social determinants of health such as stigma. This analytical review asserts that stigmas precipitated by gender, race, and class in the context of HIV-related stigma constitute substantial barriers to active engagement in HIV self-management, care, and treatment for HIV-infected African American women. The utility of the intersectionality framework for analyzing how these various stigmas interact to create unique determents to effective treatment and active self-management of HIV among African American women and for serving as a foundation for intervention development is presented.
Original Publication Citation
Adams Tufts, K. (2015). An intersectional perspective on stigma as a barrier to effective HIV self-management and treatment for HIV-infected African American women. HSOA Journal of AIDS Clinical Research and STDs (2), 139-150.
Adams Tufts, Kimberly, "An Intersectional Perspective on Stigma as a Barrier to Effective HIV Self-Management and Treatment for HIV-Infected African American Women" (2015). Nursing Faculty Publications. 6.