Coping with HIV Infection

Psychological and Existential Responses in Gay Men

  • Lena Nilsson Schönnesson
  • Michael W. Ross

Part of the AIDS Prevention and Mental Health book series (APMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Living on the Boundaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross
      Pages 1-6
  3. The HIV Scenario

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross
      Pages 9-19
    3. Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross
      Pages 21-33
    4. Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross
      Pages 35-60
    5. Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross
      Pages 61-77
    6. Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross
      Pages 79-101
  4. Psychological Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross
      Pages 105-122
    3. Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross
      Pages 123-130
    4. Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross
      Pages 131-159
    5. Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross
      Pages 161-172
    6. Lena Nilsson Schönnesson, Michael W. Ross
      Pages 173-176
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-188

About this book

Introduction

"I'm like a whirling leaf in the wind," said one of Dr. Lena Nilsson SchOnnesson' s patients, and another "I'm in the claws of HIV." Their voices and those of other HIV-positive patients frame the humanistic and scholarly discussion in this impor­ tant book. Dr. SchOnnesson, a Fulbright scholar at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University in 1995, has unusually extensive clinical experience in counseling HIV-positive gay men. Her work with 38 such patients treated between 1986 and 1995 is discussed in the pages that follow. Dr. SchOnnesson's longitudinal approach to clinical data is extremely unusual in the psychotherapy literature generally, and in the literature on counseling HIV­ positive men in particular. Building upon the experience of such recent scholar­ clinicians as Klitzman, Isay, Schaffner, and others, Dr. SchOnnesson adds some­ thing unique by analyzing her ongoing detailed notes of the psychotherapeutic process in a systematic quantitative as well as qualitative manner. The analysis of her data is further informed by her coauthor, Dr. Michael Ross, a therapist and investigator whose contribution to the clinical and research literature on the psychotherapeutic treatment of gay men has already been substantial.

Keywords

HIV HIV infection autonomy coping health health care quality of life

Authors and affiliations

  • Lena Nilsson Schönnesson
    • 1
  • Michael W. Ross
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social WorkUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.WHO Center for Health Promotion Research and Development School of Public HealthUniversity of Texas, Houston Health Science CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4681-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7119-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4681-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0761
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