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I was told I am HIV+ by phone –A Research Study
      #238654 - 04/21/08 09:45 AM

A few years ago, when I was 24 yrs old, I sent out a mail-in HIV test kit that I had purchased from my local drugstore. About a week later, I called the phone number and was given the diagnosis that would change the course of my life forever...over the phone. The weeks and months that followed irrevocably shaped my view of life and the disease that threatens it.

I am now a graduate student at San Francisco State University and I am conducting a research study on how HIV/AIDS diagnoses are delivered and the impact of the diagnosis.



I am conducting a study about medical bad news delivery and the communication between patient and care provider. I am particularly interested in looking at communication about HIV/AIDS diagnosis and the effects of the diagnosis. I am hoping to learn more about this kind of communication and offer insights to care-providers about the effects of these interactions.

If you feel you are able to share a few details about your diagnosis, I invite you to fill out a questionnaire about your experiences when you were given the news about your HIV status. Your responses are confidential. Data collected from this study will be used in completion of a master’s program at San Francisco State University. This study is open to men and women 18 or older.

Please visit the website below to participate:

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