Internalized Stigma, Social Distance, and Disclosure of HIV Seropositivity in Rural Uganda. HIV is highly stigmatized, compromising both treatment and prevention in resource-limited settings. We sought to study the relationship between internalized HIV-related stigma and serostatus disclosure and to determine the extent to which this association varies with the degree of social distance. We fit multivariable Poisson regression models, with cluster-correlated robust estimates of variance, to data from 259 persons with HIV enrolled in an ongoing cohort study in rural Uganda.
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