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Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1080
  1. Tamsin Wilton, professor of human sexuality
  1. University of the West of England, Bristol

    Much has been written about the psychological and social implications of HIV infection for individuals, their intimates, and their communities. Yet, perhaps surprisingly, Klitzman and Bayer are correct in their assertion that theirs is the first detailed study of disclosure, the process whereby individuals make their serostatus for HIV known to others.

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    Robert Klitzman, Ronald Bayer

    The Johns Hopkins University Press, $42, pp 218 ISBN 0801874270

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    Disclosure has important implications, both for prevention and for the success of therapeutic intervention. An HIV positive person who does not disclose may increase the likelihood …

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