Date of Award
University or Center
Atlanta University (AU)
School of Social Work
Social Science and Clinical Social Work
Professor Hattie Mitchell
The overall objective of this study was to examine the attitudes and self-esteem of Women At Risk for HIV/AIDS: Diagnosed and Non-Diagnosed. To obtain this objective, attitudes and self-esteem were addressed by the researcher. A comparative research design was used in this study. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to diagnosed and non-diagnosed women. The study was an attempt to provide a better understanding of how the attitudes and self-esteem is impacted by an HIV/AIDS diagnosis on Women At Risk. To achieve this objective, the researcher identified the following variables; stress, stigma, self-esteem, family relation and isolation in effort to determine how social workers can better assist this segment of the HIV/AIDS population.
The findings of this research indicates that there was a significant difference between the attitudes and self-esteem of the diagnosed and non-diagnosed women.
Thomas, Mary Louise, "An exploratory descriptive study of women at risk for HIV/AIDS: diagnosed HIV positive and non-diagnosed" (1991). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 1300.