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The Effect of HIV on the Family

The Effect of HIV on the Family The Effect of HIV on the Family Implications for Care By Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, M.S.N., R.N. in a small garage apartment with their six-month-old son John. They have all tested positive for the HIV antibody. Allan was diagnosed as having AIDS six months ago and started on ZDV. Because of Allan's frequent hospitalizations, he has lost his job. The family supports itself with Allan's social security disability. Mary and Allan say they have been in shock and disbelief since their diagnoses a year ago. They did not use drugs and had only a basic knowledge about AIDS. Although they were not monogamous before the pregnancy, they never thought this could happen to them. Since HIV continues to spread among the heterosexual population, the care of infected families will require health care workers who are knowledgeable about their specific needs. We need to examine the special needs of families living with HIV, their concerns, and the need for a comprehensive coordinated system of care. HIV affects everyone in the family either directly or indirectly. Those members who are infected experience physical deterioration. Others in the family experience a variety of emotional changes as they helplessly watch these changes in their http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

The Effect of HIV on the Family

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 7 (1) – Feb 1, 1993

The Effect of HIV on the Family

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 7 (1) – Feb 1, 1993

Abstract

The Effect of HIV on the Family Implications for Care By Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, M.S.N., R.N. in a small garage apartment with their six-month-old son John. They have all tested positive for the HIV antibody. Allan was diagnosed as having AIDS six months ago and started on ZDV. Because of Allan's frequent hospitalizations, he has lost his job. The family supports itself with Allan's social security disability. Mary and Allan say they have been in shock and disbelief since their diagnoses a year ago. They did not use drugs and had only a basic knowledge about AIDS. Although they were not monogamous before the pregnancy, they never thought this could happen to them. Since HIV continues to spread among the heterosexual population, the care of infected families will require health care workers who are knowledgeable about their specific needs. We need to examine the special needs of families living with HIV, their concerns, and the need for a comprehensive coordinated system of care. HIV affects everyone in the family either directly or indirectly. Those members who are infected experience physical deterioration. Others in the family experience a variety of emotional changes as they helplessly watch these changes in their

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Mary Ann Liebert
Copyright
Copyright 1993 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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0893-5068
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1557-7449
DOI
10.1089/apc.1993.7.27
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Abstract

The Effect of HIV on the Family Implications for Care By Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, M.S.N., R.N. in a small garage apartment with their six-month-old son John. They have all tested positive for the HIV antibody. Allan was diagnosed as having AIDS six months ago and started on ZDV. Because of Allan's frequent hospitalizations, he has lost his job. The family supports itself with Allan's social security disability. Mary and Allan say they have been in shock and disbelief since their diagnoses a year ago. They did not use drugs and had only a basic knowledge about AIDS. Although they were not monogamous before the pregnancy, they never thought this could happen to them. Since HIV continues to spread among the heterosexual population, the care of infected families will require health care workers who are knowledgeable about their specific needs. We need to examine the special needs of families living with HIV, their concerns, and the need for a comprehensive coordinated system of care. HIV affects everyone in the family either directly or indirectly. Those members who are infected experience physical deterioration. Others in the family experience a variety of emotional changes as they helplessly watch these changes in their

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AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Feb 1, 1993

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