In the midst of a hurricane: A case study of a couple living with AIDS

Lydia P. Buki, Lori Kogan, Bethanne Keen, Patti Uman

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This case study provides insight into 1 heterosexual couple's experience with AIDS. Through a series of interviews, the authors examined the experiences of a husband in the advanced stages of AIDS and of his wife, the primary caregiver. A thematic analysis revealed 4 themes: the emotional impact of the diagnosis, changes in the couple's daily lives, needs for social support, and spiritual journeys. Recommendations are given for counselors working with persons with AIDS and their heterosexual partners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)470-479
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


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  • Applied Psychology

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