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Reactions to HIV diagnosis: a qualitative study from Kermanshah, Iran
  1. Fatemeh Gh Barkish1,
  2. Rostam Jalali2,
  3. Amir Jalali3
  1. 1 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
  2. 2 Nursing, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
  3. 3 Psychiatric Nursing, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rostam Jalali, Nursing, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah 6715847141, Iran (the Islamic Republic of); ks_jalali{at}yahoo.com

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A diagnosis of HIV infection may have profound psychological effects.1 Interpretation of the disease and health and help-seeking behaviours are modulated by the sociocultural environment of the newly diagnosed individual.2

In a qualitative study, 13 newly diagnosed adults were interviewed at the Counselling Centre for …

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  • Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti

  • Contributors RJ contributed to the design and analysis, and participated in most of the steps of the study. FGB conducted interviews and analysis, and prepared the manuscript. AJ assisted in designing the study and helped in the interpretation of the study. All authors have read and approved the content of the manuscript.

  • Funding This study is funded by Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (grand number: 95126).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS.REC.1395.123).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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