Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 301–317 | Cite as

Progression of an illness: The life course of AIDS

  • Arthur A. Lunch
  • Luis Palacios-Jimenez


HIV Illness is accompanied by a psychological course determined by the disease progression. The Life Course of HIV Illness has two phases which consist of eight basic Task-States and eight general themes which traverse these task-states. The paper focuses on a detailed description of phase one-Living with the Illness. The concepts are illustrated with case material. The overall goal of this paper is to introduce the broad notion of the Life Course of being in the HIV spectrum and its psychotherapeutic implications.


General Theme Case Material Broad Notion 
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  • Arthur A. Lunch
    • 1
  • Luis Palacios-Jimenez
    • 1
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