Career issues and concerns for persons living with HIV/AIDS


As the perception of HIV/AIDS continues to shift from a terminal illness to a manageable disease, persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) are able to eenter the workforce or remain in their current jobs for a longer period of time. Although this change is positive, it also raises many career concerns for PLWHAs. Using an ecological approach and the theory of work adjustment (Lofquist 8c Dawis, 1969,1991), the authors provide suggestions for working with PLWHAs on career-related issues. A case vignette is presented to demonstrate how this approach may be applied. © 2010 by the National Career Development Association. All rights reserved.

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Career Development Quarterly