Liégio Matão, Maria Eliane; Miranda, Denismar Borges; Faria Campos, Pedro Humberto; Coimbra, Adriana Regina; Stoffels, Ângela
January 2010
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;1/1/2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p281
Academic Journal
Objective: to discuss the serum positive HIV people secret and their perspectives of live. Methodology: this is about a exploratory and descriptive study, from qualitative approach, performed bu individuals infected with HIV. Data were conducted through interviews open at depth, which, after analysis, were extracted from the themes focused on the subjects. The study was approved by the Committee of Ethics in Research of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás (0112/05). Results: four categories: the discovery - feelings and reactions; the revelation - the great challenge, that is, to tell others on not; the motivation - important elements that are present in the option of not revealing the discovery and the strategy - to keep up the "secret". Conclusions: results pointed out to us the understanding of the "secret". The option of not telling is a very common way of facing the everyday life in this situation. This work emphasizes the urgent need to discuss the virus HIV/AIDS in all social environments: not only the general analysis of them but also the links between the serum positive HIV people and the disease itself - AIDS. It is a "must" to pay more attention to these human beings rights to maintain normal lives and have their children by truing to minimize or, perhaps, to eliminate the social prejudices.


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