Year: 2007 Source: Women & Health, v.46, no.2/3, (2007), p.99-112 SIEC No: 20090589

To investigate the asssociation between self-reported HIV discrimination & health outcomes among women living with HIV, 366 women were recruited from HIV/AIDS clinics in Georgia & Alabama. In this cross-sectional study, participants completed an interview. Nearly a sixth of the sample reported experiencing HIV discrimination. These women had higher mean scores for stress, suicide ideation, depressive symptoms, & number of unprotected sexual episodes. African-American women had higher mean scores for suicide ideation than did white women. Findings indicate HIV discrimination adversely affects women’s health with African-American women markedly more likely to experience these adverse effects. (26 refs.)