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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158085
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Analysis of Narrative of the “Over Fifty” Who Have HIV Disease
Abstract:
Analysis of Narrative of the “Over Fifty” Who Have HIV Disease
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2004
Author:Holden-Hutchen, Patricia
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nevada-Reno
Contact Address:Orvis School of Nursing/134, Reno, NV, 89557-0052, USA
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incidence of HIV disease has been increasing twice as fast among people over fifty. Although nationally seniors over fifty account for only 11% of all reported AIDS cases, that number has been rising for the past six years. Further, in the last 10 years, there has been a tenfold increase in the number of persons 65 and older diagnosed with AIDS. Several factors contribute to the increase in AIDS among the over fifty population. Changes in demographic patterns and social norms are facilitating a more active sex life for the over fifty. Consequently, the risk of exposure to HIV for those over fifty is also increasing. Stereotypes and assumptions of the over fifty have also contributed to an increase in HIV disease in that group. A crucial issue related to HIV disease in the over fifty group is to distinguish among those health conditions that are age related and those that are HIV related. There has been relatively little published research among people over fifty with HIV disease. This presentation will describe the analysis of narrative of five members (self-described) of the over fifty group who have HIV disease. The methodology described is an analysis (immersion) of narrative from the stories written by the over fifty with HIV disease appearing in the official newsletter of the organization known as NAHOF, National Association on HIV Over Fifty. Their narrative is taken from five issues of NAHOF Connection, the official newsletter of the National Association on HIV Over Fifty. The knowledge generated from this analysis provides a perspective of those over fifty living with HIV disease that nurses can incorporate in their practice and teaching roles. The results of this analysis also call attention to stereotypes related to aging and the complications associated with aging and HIV disease. The narratives suggest that there are outcomes associated with having HIV disease and being over fifty that should be addressed empirically. For example, information designed for the over fifty group in terms of sexual protection, HIV testing, monogamy, IV drug use, and assessment of sexual history are described as virtually non-existent among the five narratives. The analysis of the narratives leads to the conclusion that the over fifty group are at risk for acquiring HIV disease due to several factors. There is a lack of prevention strategies aimed at the group, there continues to be stereotyping of the over fifty in terms of sexual activity, and there is a lack of full assessment of sexual history when the over fifty seek health care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAnalysis of Narrative of the “Over Fifty” Who Have HIV Diseaseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158085-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Analysis of Narrative of the &ldquo;Over Fifty&rdquo; Who Have HIV Disease</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Holden-Hutchen, Patricia</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nevada-Reno</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Orvis School of Nursing/134, Reno, NV, 89557-0052, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incidence of HIV disease has been increasing twice as fast among people over fifty. Although nationally seniors over fifty account for only 11% of all reported AIDS cases, that number has been rising for the past six years. Further, in the last 10 years, there has been a tenfold increase in the number of persons 65 and older diagnosed with AIDS. Several factors contribute to the increase in AIDS among the over fifty population. Changes in demographic patterns and social norms are facilitating a more active sex life for the over fifty. Consequently, the risk of exposure to HIV for those over fifty is also increasing. Stereotypes and assumptions of the over fifty have also contributed to an increase in HIV disease in that group. A crucial issue related to HIV disease in the over fifty group is to distinguish among those health conditions that are age related and those that are HIV related. There has been relatively little published research among people over fifty with HIV disease. This presentation will describe the analysis of narrative of five members (self-described) of the over fifty group who have HIV disease. The methodology described is an analysis (immersion) of narrative from the stories written by the over fifty with HIV disease appearing in the official newsletter of the organization known as NAHOF, National Association on HIV Over Fifty. Their narrative is taken from five issues of NAHOF Connection, the official newsletter of the National Association on HIV Over Fifty. The knowledge generated from this analysis provides a perspective of those over fifty living with HIV disease that nurses can incorporate in their practice and teaching roles. The results of this analysis also call attention to stereotypes related to aging and the complications associated with aging and HIV disease. The narratives suggest that there are outcomes associated with having HIV disease and being over fifty that should be addressed empirically. For example, information designed for the over fifty group in terms of sexual protection, HIV testing, monogamy, IV drug use, and assessment of sexual history are described as virtually non-existent among the five narratives. The analysis of the narratives leads to the conclusion that the over fifty group are at risk for acquiring HIV disease due to several factors. There is a lack of prevention strategies aimed at the group, there continues to be stereotyping of the over fifty in terms of sexual activity, and there is a lack of full assessment of sexual history when the over fifty seek health care. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:29:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:29:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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