Abstract

Using data collected from the same individuals at three points in time, this qualitative study examined the role of the group in the identity incorporation and learning processes of HIV-positive adults. Members claimed HIV/AIDS as a social identity. Issues of positionality affected membership perception. Group membership enhanced transformational learning.

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“We’re all in this together, aren’t we?”: The Role of “The Group” in HIV positive Adults’ Identity Incorporation and Learning

Using data collected from the same individuals at three points in time, this qualitative study examined the role of the group in the identity incorporation and learning processes of HIV-positive adults. Members claimed HIV/AIDS as a social identity. Issues of positionality affected membership perception. Group membership enhanced transformational learning.