Like Sam, we in Houston are collecting data on partners to whom study
participants have (or have not) revealed their HIV status.
We plan to begin analyzing these data in the fall.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam Friedman" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: suggestions please: secrecy and AIDS
> I do not know of any such studies.
> We are currently collecting data on this (though only one or two
> questions in a lengthy questionnaire) in our sexual and injection
> network study of a Brooklyn neighborhood.
> Sam Friedman
> National Development and Research Institutes
> 71 West 23d Street
> New York, NY 10010
> 1 212 845 4467
> Fax 1 917 438 0894
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> >>> Lorne Tepperman <[log in to unmask]> 08/30/02 07:42AM >>>
> In recent research on HIV/AIDS diagnoses, sociologist Liviana Calzavara
> (U of Toronto, Medicine) and I found that the density and overlap of
> their networks predicted quick disclosure by the infected person to his
> current sex partner.
> Despite a literature search, we found little about social networks in
> the literature on disclosure. The literature we did find was all
> psychological. Can anyone suggest network references on disclosure,
> secrecy, confiding, or confidantes?
> Thanks in advance.
> Lorne Tepperman
> Professor and Chair
> Department of Sociology
> University of Toronto
> Phone 416-978-3411
> FAX 416-978-3963