The impact of multiple AIDS-related bereavement in the gay male population


During the last 15 years, society has been overwhelmed by the medical, social, and psychological impact of AIDS and HIV. One aspect of this issue is AIDS-related loss, and the correlative epidemic of AIDS-related bereavement. Individuals are considered particularly susceptible to such bereavement when loss is multiple, as is often the case in the gay male population. The research exploring the impact of AIDS-related loss is reviewed, and counseling implications for working with individuals experiencing multiple losses are suggested.

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Journal of Counseling and Development