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Youths Experiences in Disclosing HIV Positive Status

Mercy Chirwa

Published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
ISBN 10: 3846518778 / ISBN 13: 9783846518779
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Title: Youths Experiences in Disclosing HIV ...

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

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Paperback. 176 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.4in.Youth is a group of people which has been greatly affected by HIV epidemic in Malawi. They are vulnerable to HIV infection because they are at a stage where they are beginning sexual exploration. Youth therefore, need a lot of information and support on HIV preventions, and voluntary counseling and testing. They should be encouraged and assisted to disclose their HIV status whether positive or negative for them to access necessary support systems. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore youths experiences in disclosing their HIV positive status Methodology: This is an exploratory study that adopted a qualitative approach utilizing the phenomenological design to explore the experiences of HIV positive participants in disclosing their HIV positive status. The study was conducted in Likuni urban and Nambuma areas in Lilongwe district, Malawi. Ten HIV positive participants five males and five females between the ages 19-25 years were purposively sampled half from each area. A qualitative approach to data collection was done through face to face individual in-depth interviews. All the interviews were audio taped and transcribed verbatim using qualitative content analysis. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783846518779

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Synopsis: Youth is a group of people which has been greatly affected by HIV epidemic in Malawi. They are vulnerable to HIV infection because they are at a stage where they are beginning sexual exploration. Youth therefore, need a lot of information and support on HIV preventions, and voluntary counseling and testing. They should be encouraged and assisted to disclose their HIV status whether positive or negative for them to access necessary support systems. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore youth?s experiences in disclosing their HIV positive status Methodology: This is an exploratory study that adopted a qualitative approach utilizing the phenomenological design to explore the experiences of HIV positive participants in disclosing their HIV positive status. The study was conducted in Likuni urban and Nambuma areas in Lilongwe district, Malawi. Ten HIV positive participants five males and five females between the ages 19-25 years were purposively sampled half from each area. A qualitative approach to data collection was done through face to face individual in-depth interviews. All the interviews were audio taped and transcribed verbatim using qualitative content analysis.

About the Author: I am Registered Nurse Midwife, with 10 years experience working as nurse/midwife in government hospitals and 8 years as a Lecturer at University of Malawi- Kamuzu College of Nursing. I did my Masters Degree in Advanced Midwifery, Neonatal Nursing, Maternal and Child Health at University of KwaZulu-Natal in Republic of South African 2007- 2009.

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