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Seeking serenity: living with HIV/AIDS in rural Western Canada

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dc.contributor.author Harrowing, Jean N.
dc.contributor.author Robinson Vollman, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-01T21:51:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-01T21:51:58Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05-05
dc.identifier.citation Groft, J.N., & Robinson Vollman, A. Seeking serenity: Living with HIV/AIDS in rural western Canada. Rural and Remote Health, 7, art. 677 (online). Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au/home/defaultnew.asp en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3135
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this naturalistic inquiry was to describe the experience of living with HIV infection in rural Alberta, Canada. Although the urban HIV epidemic has been well researched, the virus continues its spread into more remote populations where there is a need to understand and address its impact. Affected rural residents form a diverse and marginalized group that includes women, Aboriginal peoples, immigrants, injecting drug users, and men who have sex with men, yet there are few data available to inform appropriate health and social services and practice. A number of factors, such as stigma, invisibility, isolation, confidentiality, poverty, and risk behaviours, contribute to the rural experience, but have not been clearly explicated in the literature. This study was conducted in order to better understand the perceptions of health in a rural setting, the processes involved in accessing care, the challenges and benefits associated with rural life, and the relationship between personal beliefs and values and the nature of the disease. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Rural and Remote Health en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS--Alberta en_US
dc.subject AIDS disease--Patients--Alberta en_US
dc.subject HIV positive persons--Alberta en_US
dc.subject Rural Alberta--Attitudes en_US
dc.title Seeking serenity: living with HIV/AIDS in rural Western Canada en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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