Resources for Individuals Living
With HIV Their Significant Others,
Researchers, and Health
The appendix of this book brings together a variety of resources for individuals living with HIV, their family and friends, and people who work with them. The book has described a number of ways to understand HIV disclosure decisions, disclosure messages, and disclosure outcomes; in the end, individuals with HIV continue to struggle with these disclosure choices. This appendix provides assistance with many issues related to HIV disclosure (e.g., coping, support, and self-advocacy). We hope that using the exercises, filling out the scales, or accessing other resources presented in this appendix may help individuals get in touch with issues influencing how well or poorly they may be coping with HIV Researchers and students may also find the measures useful to further explore the disclosure area.
This appendix contains three major sections. The appendix first presents personal exercises and resources that have been adapted for use with HIV (see Table A. I). These exercises can be used by people with HIV to explore disclosure decisions. The second part of the appendix focuses on measures of disclosure-related variables referred to previously in chapters 2 to 4 (see Table A.2 for a list of tables A.3-A.20). The scales were developed for research comparing groups of people;