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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303808
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Disclosure of the HIV Status to Partners by Pregnant Women
Author(s):
Vilakati, Cynthia Zodwa
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Cynthia Zodwa Vilakati, MSN, cynthiav@uniswa.sz
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: �The purpose of the study was to describe the reasons for disclosure and non-disclosure of HIV status among pregnant women�attending the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) session who had tested HIV positive .�

Methods: �Qualitative descriptive phenomenology was utilised as a method of enquiry in the study. Convenience and purposive sampling are used in this study.� The sample size of 15 pregnant women was determined by data saturation, that is, the point at which no new themes or essences emerged from the data. Therefore, predetermination of the number of participants was impossible.�

Results: �The results for those who opted to disclose were presented in themes and categories.�� Themes that emerged were: Anger, acceptance, and resolution.�� Categories were described under each theme and data chunks displayed (direct quotes from the participants) to support each category.� Only one theme emerged from those participants who opted not to disclose their HIV status. This theme was denial.� Two categories were described under this theme.� These were: loss of financial support and that they were not ready.� Reactions from partners to whom disclosure had been made�included, anger, denial, indifference, support and acceptance.

Conclusion: �In conclusion, the study revealed that disclosure of the HIV status to partners is very difficult and challenging.� It is therefore recommended that; for effective disclosure of the HIV status, spouses should accompany their partners for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) session.� This will encourage testing and disclosure of results to both partners

Keywords:
NON-DISCLOSURE; HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV); DISCLOSURE
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDisclosure of the HIV Status to Partners by Pregnant Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVilakati, Cynthia Zodwaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsCynthia Zodwa Vilakati, MSN, cynthiav@uniswa.szen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303808-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><strong><b>Purpose: </b></strong>�The purpose of the study was to describe the reasons for disclosure and non-disclosure of HIV status among pregnant women�attending the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) session who had tested HIV positive .� <p><strong><b>Methods: </b></strong>�Qualitative descriptive phenomenology was utilised as a method of enquiry in the study. Convenience and purposive sampling are used in this study.� The sample size of 15 pregnant women was determined by data saturation, that is, the point at which no new themes or essences emerged from the data. Therefore, predetermination of the number of participants was impossible.� <p><strong><b>Results: </b></strong>�The results for those who opted to disclose were presented in themes and categories.�� Themes that emerged were: Anger, acceptance, and resolution.�� Categories were described under each theme and data chunks displayed (direct quotes from the participants) to support each category.� Only one theme emerged from those participants who opted not to disclose their HIV status. This theme was denial.� Two categories were described under this theme.� These were: loss of financial support and that they were not ready.� Reactions from partners to whom disclosure had been made�included, anger, denial, indifference, support and acceptance. <p><strong><b>Conclusion: </b></strong>�In conclusion, the study revealed that disclosure of the HIV status to partners is very difficult and challenging.� It is therefore recommended that; for effective disclosure of the HIV status, spouses should accompany their partners for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) session.� This will encourage testing and disclosure of results to both partnersen_GB
dc.subjectNON-DISCLOSUREen_GB
dc.subjectHUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV)en_GB
dc.subjectDISCLOSUREen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:23:54Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:23:54Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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