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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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MOURA, Edilene Lins de; KIMURA, Amélia Fumiko  and  PRACA, Neide de Souza. Being pregnant seropositive and having acquired the human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): a theoretical interpretation under the Symbolic Interactionism. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.2, pp.206-211. ISSN 0103-2100.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the context of everyday life experienced by pregnant women seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), focusing on the experience of becoming pregnant and accepting that condition. METHODS: Data were collected recording interviews with 14 pregnant women known to be HIV positive, who experienced the third trimester of pregnancy. The study interpreted the data on expectations and actions of pregnant HIV positive, under the theoretical interpretation of the Symbolic Interactionism. RESULTS: One aspect showed that HIV-positive women accepted the pregnancy when appeared. CONCLUSIONS: The results are warning to the nursing professionals to promote educational activities to meet the demands of this woman.

Keywords : Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; Pregnancy; Nursing.

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