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The Ohio State University at Marion serves as one of five regional campuses to the Columbus main campus. As a regional campus, Marion offers the same excellent resources and faculty that you would expect from Ohio State, all within the environment of a s...
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Julianne M. Serovich, from Columbus, was appointed to the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for a term ending October 10, 2005.She fills the newly created Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist position.Dr. Serovich is an Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at the Ohio State University.She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Child & Family Development, Marriage, & Family Therapy.
"What Makes HIV-positive Gay Men Disclose
Julianne Serovitch, director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Ohio State University examined both hypotheses in a study of 13 HIV-positive gay men. (AIDS Edu Prev 2001;13:355-64).The participants were asked to rate the importance of 18 possible consequences of disclosure of their status to a specific person.Of the participants, 55 percent had disclosed their status to their families and 63 percent had told friends.Serovitch found that "disease progression may not play a role in the decision to disclose an HIV diagnosis."According to Serovitch, "Early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic the progression of disease was unambiguous, but advances in HIV therapies now keep the virus under control in many cases.Disclosure could be a pivotal factor in reducing the behaviors that continue the spread of HIV," as well as seeking emotional support and feeling that others had a right to know.The main reasons for non-disclosure were to avoid fights, blame, and losing relationships."If the positive consequences of disclosure outweighed the negative repercussions the chances were good that a man told his friends and family," Serovitch said."But the same doesn't seem to hold for sexual partners, and we're not sure why," she added.
Julianne Serovitch, director of the Marriage and FamilyTherapy Program at Ohio State University examined both hypothesesin a study of 13 HIV-positive gay men. (AIDS Edu Prev2001;13:355-64).The participants were asked to rate theimportance of 18 possible consequences of disclosure of theirstatus to a specific person.
found that "disease progression may not play arole in the decision to disclose an HIV diagnosis."According toSerovitch, "Early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic the progression ofdisease was unambiguous, but advances in HIV therapies now keepthe virus under control in many cases.Disclosure could be a
and family," Serovitch
said."But the same doesn't seem to holdfor sexual partners, and we're not sure why," she
Revealing your HIV status
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Dr. Julianne M. Serovich
Dr. Julianne M. Serovich is a partner in Luminesce Consulting LLC and is also a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Serovich holds an undergraduate and master’s degree in Psychology from Loyola College and a Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Serovich conducts research in the areas of health and family stressors and has presented her research at local, state, national and international conferences.
In addition to her numerous published journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Serovich has secured funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health for examining the disclosure patterns of men and women with HIV..
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