study seeks to provide a clearer understanding of
factors that may contribute to the health outcomes of black and other
minority women with and at risk for HIV infection, many of whom have
of trauma, including violence and abuse, by exploring three
processes: coping skills, self-silencing, and unmitigated communion.
aims to: (1) explore the relationship between coping styles (including
self-silencing, and unmitigated communion) and HIV status and trauma
and (2) To explore the role of coping, self-silencing, and
communion in moderating the relationship between trauma history and
outcomes in HIV+ women, including HIV disease progression, medication
and other health outcomes.