Sexually transmitted infections: Impact on individuals and their relationships

Newton, Danielle Caroline and McCabe, Marita 2008, Sexually transmitted infections: Impact on individuals and their relationships, Journal of health psychology, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 864-869.

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Title Sexually transmitted infections: Impact on individuals and their relationships
Author(s) Newton, Danielle Caroline
McCabe, Marita
Journal name Journal of health psychology
Volume number 13
Issue number 7
Start page 864
End page 869
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publication date 2008-10
ISSN 1359-1053
1461-7277
Keyword(s) genital herpes
genital human papilloma virus
sexuality
sexually transmitted infections
stigma
Summary The impact of having genital herpes and genital human papilloma virus (HPV) on individuals and their relationships was investigated. A qualitative research methodology explored the lived experiences of 30 adults with genital herpes (15 men, 15 women), and 30 adults with HPV (15 men, 15 women). This study addressed individuals' feelings about the impact of stigma associated with having an STI, the impact of having an STI on sexuality and on intimate relationships, and feelings surrounding the process of disclosure. Implications of the findings for research and clinical practice are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017446

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Psychology
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