Difficulties and facilities of the family to care for children with HIV/Aids

Bruna Peres Pacheco Giovana Calcagno Gomes Daiani Modernel Xavier Camila Magroski Goulart Nobre Deise Ribeiro Aquino About the authors



Study aimed to know the difficulties and facilities of family to care the children with acquired immunodeficiency virus.


We conducted a descriptive study of qualitative approach, in hospital in southern Brazil, in the second half of 2014. Participants fifteen family caregivers. Data were collected through semistructured interviews and submitted to content analysis.


It found as difficulties of family for the care of children the secrecy of the child's diagnosis, administration of antiretrovirals, financial, hospitalizations, prejudice and the child's mother's death. As facilities mentioned the fact of child accept the diagnosis, obtaining benefits, support of family, neighbors and friends.


It is expected sensitize the health/nursing professionals that care of children at this condition for a new look for their family caregivers, in order to guarantee him access to health services and information that enable to care for the child.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Child; Family; Nursing

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