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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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