Disclosure of HIV Status among Shan Female Migrant Workers Living with HIV
Ayuttacorn, A.,Tangmunkongvorakul, A., Musumari, P. M., Srithanaviboonchai, K., Jirattikorn, A., & Aurpibul, L. (2019). PloS one,14(5), e0216382.pp. 1-17.
This study highlighted the complex challenges of HIV status disclosure among HIV-positive Shan female migrant workers and the link between disclosure/non-disclosure and condom use. There is a pressing need to create realistic disclosure mechanisms that take into account the socio-cultural barriers to disclosure including marital conflicts, stigma, and gender norms. Messages to encourage condom use should be delivered carefully so that knowledge of the HIV transmission reduction qualities of good ART adherence does not serve as a barrier to condom use.