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Aspects of therapy in HIV+ individuals that promote psychosocial adjustment

24 September 2019

Research suggests an individual entering HIV health care today may have a life expectancy nearing that of a HIV- negative individual. Yet advances in medical science have arguably not been matched by the psychological needs of HIV+ individuals given the complexity of living with HIV & the associated problems such as depression, hopelessness, anxiety, low self-esteem. In conducting this study I am hoping to gain a better understanding of other individuals’ experiences of a HIV-positive diagnosis


  • Aged from 18 years
  • HIV positive
  • Diagnosis within last 2 years
  • Received psychological therapy in response to diagnosis

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Ethical approval

This research has gained ethical approval from the ethics committee, London Metropolitan University

About the researcher

I am a counselling psychologist in training at London Metropolitan University and I am currently conducting supervised doctoral research into helpful aspects of therapy that promote psychosocial adjustment in individuals following a positive HIV diagnosis.
I have therapeutic experience in drug & alcohol presentations & working within university student services

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