TITLE

HIV-SEROPOSITIVE WOMEN: UNDERSTANDING, FEELINGS AND EXPERIENCE BEFORE MOTHERHOOD

AUTHOR(S)
Freire Gonçalves, Valeria; Queiroz Teixeira, Danielle; Farias de Oliveira, Patricia; e Sousa, Taynná Holanda
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Revista Brasileira em Promoção da Saúde;abr-jun2013, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p268
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To understand the feelings of HIV-carrier women, emphasizing the significance of being pregnant, the inability to breastfeed and the living relating the means used to suppress lactation. Methods: A descriptive research with qualitative benchmark, conducted in an obstetric referral secondary hospital with 12 HIV-seropositive mothers in the immediate postpartum period in the city of Fortaleza-CE, Brazil, during September and October 2009. Data was collected in the form of semi-structured interview, recorded with prior consent, the statements being then analyzed and grouped by thematic analysis technique. Results: The results made it possible to understand the burden of feelings like sadness, surprise, despair and self-prejudice regarding the disclosure of diagnosis and concern for the child's health. The impossibility of breastfeeding led to frustration and denial to hide the disease. Conclusion: Women were in affective and social conflict due to uncertainty over the disease transmission to the child and the social stigma of being HIV-positive.
ACCESSION #
96074202

 

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