Posttest counseling and social support from health staff caring for HIV-infected pregnant women in Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Thúy Hanh, Vibeke Rasch, Bùi Kim Chi, Tine Gammeltoft

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Women with HIV who want to have children face a range of challenges, quandaries, and hard decisions. This article examines the role of health staff in supporting HIV-infected pregnant women who desire to maintain their pregnancies. The article is derived from anthropological research conducted in Vietnam's Quang Ninh Province, an area that has a high HIV prevalence rate and is covered under the government's prevention of mother-to-child transmission program. The study included in-depth interviews with 23 HIV-infected women who had either recently given birth or were pregnant at the time of the research. Results showed that women were satisfied with the services they received from the program. The women believed that health care staff offered them not only medical care but also social and emotional support. The article concludes that the health care system is a vital point of support for pregnant women with HIV.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThe Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC
Vol/bind20
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)193-202
Antal sider10
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2010

Fingeraftryk

Vietnam
Counseling
Pregnant Women
HIV
Health
Delivery of Health Care
Women's Health
Research
Mothers
Interviews

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Posttest counseling and social support from health staff caring for HIV-infected pregnant women in Vietnam. / Hanh, Nguyen Thi Thúy; Rasch, Vibeke; Chi, Bùi Kim; Gammeltoft, Tine.

I: The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC, Bind 20, Nr. 3, 2010, s. 193-202.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskning

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