SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.25 número1Estrutura e processos da Vigilância em Saúde em municípios mineiros: uma análise qualiquantitativaServiço de Atendimento Móvel de Urgência (SAMU) do Estado da Bahia: subfinanciamento e desigualdade regional índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Journal

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartilhar


Cadernos Saúde Coletiva

versão impressa ISSN 1414-462Xversão On-line ISSN 2358-291X

Resumo

SANTOS, Ana Clarissa Cerqueira dos; SOARES, Danielle de Jesus  e  RIVEMALES, Maria da Conceição Costa. (Un)Familiarity, illness and limitations imposed by HTLV: experiences of HIV positive women. Cad. saúde colet. [online]. 2017, vol.25, n.1, pp.45-50. ISSN 1414-462X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1414-462x201700010186.

Introduction

The study sought to identify the knowledge of women affected by HTLV about the infection, in addition to describing the illness experience and limitations imposed by the virus.

Method

This is a descriptive research with a qualitative approach. Participants were 12 women affected by HTLV receiving care at the Infectious Diseases Ambulatory of a university hospital in Salvador (BA) and the Center for Counseling and Testing in Santo Antonio de Jesus (BA). The analysis took place from the collective subject discourse.

Results

The results show that there is a remarkable ignorance about the HTLV. The illness is evident from the pain, impairment of the lower limbs and relaxation of sphincters. HTLV imposes limitations in daily activities and causes changes in daily life and experiences of HIV positive women.

Conclusion

The empirical data confirm the importance of studies, analysis and discussion of the HTLV for the development of policies and strategies for coping disease resulting from infection.

Palavras-chave : HTLV; chronic illness; nursing.

        · resumo em Português     · texto em Português     · Português ( pdf )