The Causes and Consequences of Labeling in Patients with HIV/AIDS

By Hossein Behravan and Azam Abachi.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This study aims at analyzing social causes and consequences of labeling in patients with HIV/AIDS in Mashhad in 2009. The qualitative method and case study technique (life history) were used. The patients were all HIV-infected in a behavioral health center in Mashhad. They were all selected based on the types of risky analyses. The data were gathered using deep and semi-focused interviews. The results ultimately prove that the stigma of violation of patients’ human rights and non-compliance to treatment is effective. In line with other studies inside and outside Iran, findings of this research show that stigma HIV/AIDS has both personal and public dimensions.

Keywords: Labels, Interactions, Self–concept, HIV/AIDS, Medical Judgments

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp.207-222. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 782.537KB).

Dr. Hossein Behravan

Full Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Letters & Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Education: 1975, B.A. in Sociology from university of Tehran, Iran. 1979, M.A. in Urban Planning from University of Tehran, Iran. 1997, Ph.D. in sociology from University of Tehran, Iran. Professional affiliation: Professor of Sociology Since 1983. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Letters & Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Academic Rank: Full professor of Sociology Since 2011 Teaching Experiences: Courses taught to undergraduate students in the last years: Research Methods, Sociology of Organizations. Course taught to graduate students: Rural Sociology Seminar, Courses taught to PhD students: Advanced Research Method, and Application of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Social Issues. Books: Behravan, Hossein. 2002. A Critical Review of Social Sciences Methods (Theory and Practice), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Publications No. 323. Behravan, Hossein, 2004. Social and Cultural Position of Mashhad, Bureau of National Plans, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Iran Refereed Papers: More than 50 articles are published in Persian journals and conferences of which 18 are after 2002. My interest in the articles has been mostly Culture, Women, and Social Research.

Azam Abachi

M.A. Graduate of Social Sciences Research, Social Sciences Department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Azam Abachi is the M.A. graduate of social sciences research at Ferdowsi University of mashhad and her field of research is in medical sociology.

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