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Adaptation of the Family Systems Illness Model for HIV/AIDS Patients and Their Partners

This handout provides information for therapists dealing with issues that may arise in treating the psychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS in the context of gay relationships. The handout may be used as a psychoeducational tool that can be easily adapted to individual, couple, or family therapy sessions. The handout illustrates the multiple challenges faced by patients and their loved ones as they confront HIV/AIDS and is relevant for all stages of therapy.