Coping with the threat of AIDS: An approach to psychosocial assessment

Jill G Joseph, al et al

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Discusses research issues associated with the study of the effects of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) on the psychosocial welfare of gay males, focusing on 5 areas: obtaining qualitative data, developing inventories, sampling in the gay community, building community networks, and characterizing the crisis of AIDS. Behavioral changes wrought by AIDS in this population are described; most changes have involved the reduction of the number and type of sexual activities. Altered relationships with heterosexuals and problems faced by heterosexual researchers in working with this population are examined. (13 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1297-1302
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome, psychosocial welfare, gay males

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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