Prejudice, vulnerability, accession process, religiosity regarding the life routine with AIDS: life stories

International Archives of Medicine

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Title Prejudice, vulnerability, accession process, religiosity regarding the life routine with AIDS: life stories
Creator Isoldi, Deyla Moura Ramos
Simpson, Clélia Albino
Miranda, Francisco Arnoldo Nunes de
Mendes, Felismina Rosa Parreira
Silva, Antônia Oliveira
de Carvalho, Francisca Patrícia Barreto
Fernandes, Amélia Carolina Lopes
Pereira, Fábio Claudinei da Costa
Description Objective: To communicate life stories of people who suffer from acquired immunodeficiency-syndrome with a higher vulnerability registered at the Municipal Secretary of Social Assistance and the diagnostic’s influence on their daily routine.
Method: Descriptive and exploratory study based on oral life history. Thirteen people with AIDs took part in the study via a semi-structured interview. The narratives were analyzed using Bardin’s thematic content analysis.
Results: Three thematic axes emerged from Bardin’s content analysis: prejudice and discrimination regarding the life routine with aids; Reaction when facing the diagnostic and the adhesion process for the antiretroviral treatment; Confrontation of religion and religiousness on people with aids.
Conclusion: The people living with aids, a chronic and stigmatizing disease, need the support of multidisciplinary teams and an improvement in relation to the access, the coverage and the meaning assigned to the disease, besides a better quality of life and social assistance. We conclude that religion did not contribute to facing these people’s conditions. It brought blame, incorrect information that may impair the treatment and their follow-up. One infers that health education regarding HIV/AIDS needs to be remodeled on all of society’s segments.
Publisher International Medical Society
Date 2019-09-24
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source International Archives of Medicine; Vol 12 (2019)
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Deyla Moura Ramos Isoldi, Clélia Albino Simpson, Francisco Arnoldo Nunes de Miranda, Felismina Rosa Parreira Mendes, Antônia Oliveira Silva, Francisca Patrícia Barreto de Carvalho, Amélia Carolina Lopes Fernandes, Fábio Claudinei da Costa Pereira (Author)

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