Non-medical support services for women with HIV/AIDS: exploratory study

Yelena Tsarenko, Mark Gabbott, Jayne Russell

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This study investigates the needs of Australian women living with HIV/AIDS in relation to non-medical support services. The research results identify the specific needs of women with debilitating medical conditions and therefore provide insight to better understanding and design of non-medical support services. Women go through a number of stages in struggling with HIV/AIDS. Each stage involves specific needs in addition to the more general support required throughout all stages of the illness. Specific needs are identified as follows: support for family members, especially children affected or infected by the virus; emotional support at the earlier stages; and the ongoing availability of support networks in subsequent stages. In addition, some barriers to service consumption are identified. Results are based on interviews with four women who differ in social status, family structure and the severity of illness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Marketing conference 2006
Subtitle of host publicationmarketing excellence
EditorsJohn Egan, Paul Baines
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherMiddlesex University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)1904750494
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventAcademy of Marketing Conference (2006) - London
Duration: 4 Jul 20066 Jul 2006


ConferenceAcademy of Marketing Conference (2006)

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