Current perspectives on AIDS/HIV education and counseling

Adriaan Visser, Michael Antoni

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This whole issue of Patient Education and Counseling is devoted to current perspectives on AIDS/HIV education and counseling. The results of 15 completed empirical studies and empirically-based reviews are described, highlighting the central role of education and counseling in research and clinical practice in the AIDS/HIV arena in the USA, UK, Australia, The Netherlands, and Israel. The articles concern: readability of educational materials, format of informed consent, participation of drug users in HIV-testing, measurement of condom use, safe sex among the young and non-monogamous, sexual network analysis, high-risk sexual behavior among gay men, prostitution, public reactions towards people with AIDS, teachers' attitudes towards AIDS, measurement of mental adjustment to AIDS, influencing quality of life by counseling, satisfaction with HIV counseling, the influence of psychosocial factors on the course of HIV infection, and a report on the recently held 10th International Conference on AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-198
Number of pages8
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1994


  • AIDS
  • Antibody testing
  • Condom use
  • Course of HIV-infection
  • Focus groups
  • Gay men
  • HIV
  • Methodology
  • Prevention
  • Prostitution
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Quality of life
  • Readability leaflets
  • Sexual behavior and network
  • Stigmatization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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