Daily Experience of HIV Positive: a Qualitative Study

  • Micheline Maria Laurindo De Souza Graduate nurse by Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil
  • Elicarlos Marques Nunes Nurse. Master in Public Health. Teacher in nursing department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Maryama Naara Felix de Alencar Lima Nurse. Master in Collective Health. Teacher in nursing department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Juliane de Oliveira Costa Nobre Nurse. Master in Health Sciences. Teacher, Department of Nursing of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Sheila da Costa Rodrigues Silva Nurse. Master in Collective Health. Teacher, Department of Nursing of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Milena Nunes Alves De Sousa Nurse. PhD in Health Promotion. Teacher at medicine departament of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Manuela Carla Souza Lima Daltro Physiotherapist. Master in Health Sciences. Teacher, Department of Physical Therapy of Patos Integrated College (PB), Brazil.
  • Raquel Medeiros De Campos Nurse. PhD in Health Sciences. Teacher and Coordinator of the Nursing Department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Ana Paula Dantas Da Silva Nurse. Master in Nursing. Teacher in the nursing department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Cristina Melquiades Costa Barreto Nurse. Master in Health Sciences. Teacher at the Nursing Department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Erta Soraya Ribeiro Cesar Rodrigues Nurse. Master in Health Sciences. Teacher at the Nursing Department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Rosa Martha Ventura Nunes Nurse. Master in Health Sciences. Teacher at the Nursing Department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Elainy Maria Dias de Medeiros França Nurse. Master in Collective Health. Teacher, Department of Nursing of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Kamila Nethielly Souza Leite Nurse. Master in Nursing. Teacher in the nursing department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Hellen Renatta Leopoldino Medeiros Nurse. Specialist. Teacher in the nursing department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Denisy Dantas Melquiades Azevedo Nurse. Specialist. Teacher in the nursing department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Thoyama Nadja Felix de Alencar Lima Nurse. Master in Collective Health. Teacher in the nursing department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.

Abstract

Introduction: Syndrome  Immune Deficiency Acquired  is still a disorder linked to death and of great social paradigm. The HIV-positive tend to have psychological and emotional distress. Being a HIV positive even in today's times is still difficult to accept, because of the negative way in which the disease has been exposed since its discovery.

Objective: To investigate the daily life of HIV positive, according to its insertion in the family and in society.

 

Method: This is a qualitative study with two 02 people with HIV, who are attended by the Social Aceve NGO in Patos county, Paraíba, Brazil. Techniques Used: ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews.

 

Results: One of the respondents, to be diagnosed positive for HIV reacted so angry even thinking about suicide, however he had the full support of family and close friends, thus contributing to the overcoming of new HIV status. The other respondent joined the silence as a form of protection, believed that in this way is shielded against discrimination but that attitude acts negatively for the individual and for others, this is a major barrier in control and in combating the epidemic.

 

Conclusion: The study allowed us to understand in a more embracing way some problems that arise in the Syndrome  Immune Deficiency Acquired  disease. Especially, those relating to the prospects of life and disease coping alternatives. It was noticed that the HIV infection more than a problem to be faced by health services, should be considered a social and cultural phenomenon quite complex, where there is a very large discrimination holders and a lot of lack of knowledge on the part the population of this infection, meriting the use of new methodological approaches.

Published
Apr 6, 2016
How to Cite
DE SOUZA, Micheline Maria Laurindo et al. Daily Experience of HIV Positive: a Qualitative Study. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, apr. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1502>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1914.
Section
Infectious Diseases

Keywords

Qualitative study; HIV/SIDA; Carriers Experience.

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