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Family experience in preventive treatment of children exposed to HIV transmission in vertical

Grant number: 12/16837-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2012
Effective date (End): October 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing
Principal Investigator:Giselle Dupas
Grantee:Mariana Ramos da Silva
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Birth is an experience that can be faced with some situations, such as HIV seropositivity, difficult for the mother and for the people included in the network of relationships for individuals, contexts and stigmas surrounding the care of children to reduce their exposure the virus. This research aims to study the preventive treatment of children in the first year of life to lessen the chance of HIV seropositivity and objectively describe how this period of preventive treatment of children in the first year of life to lessen the chance of seropositivity; yet search, raise health conditions / illness of the child in the first year of life, and meet the healthcare equipment used by the family to monitor the child during this period. This is a qualitative study, which will be held in the Municipal Center Specialties (CEME), in São Carlos, Brazil. Participants will be HIV-infected mothers or other family member who has a child who does outpatient care at CEME. As a criterion for inclusion in the study, mothers and / or caregivers should have a child aged up to 18 mesess and do not have the complete definition of HIV infection. There are no prior definition of the number of study participants and interruption of data collection will occur when the findings become repetitive. To collect the data will be used semistructured interview, aided by a script guiding questions and consists of two parts. Data analysis will be done by content analysis of Bardin. This study design has Assent to their achievement by the Ethics and Research UFSCar