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Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud

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RUBIANO MESA, Yurian Lida; MUNEVAR TORRES, Rosa Yolanda  and  SANCHEZ, Brunhilde Goethe. Beyond me: take care for the protection of my son. Experiences of pregnant women with HIV/ AIDS. Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander. Salud [online]. 2016, vol.48, n.3, pp.353-363. ISSN 0121-0807.

Introduction: In the world, more than 33 millions of people currently live with HIV/AIDS; nearly half of them are women of reproductive age. Nonetheless, little is known about of how women live with a diagnosis of seropositivity. Objective: To understand the meaning of living with HIV/AIDS during pregnancy in a group of women who were treated in two State Social Enterprises (ESE) in Bogotá, between 2013-2014. Methodology: A qualitative research based on interpretative phenomenological approach, with the participation of ten women who were in postpartum period living with HIV/AIDS. They were selected with the criteria of relevance and adequacy. The sample was defined by theoretical saturation and for the collection of data was used were in depth interviews. For data analysis was used the Colaizzi's method. Results: The meaning of living with HIV/AIDS during pregnancy, for women group who participated was: "Live with HIV/AIDS on the pregnancy: An experience for the protection the son". This central topic was supported by three categories: between the notice and the acceptance, protecting the son and trusting someone help. Conclusions: Pregnancies developed with HIV/AIDS diagnosis is a complex phenomenon that, beyond of biological and pharmacological aspects, demands social, psychological, spiritual and family care, as the newborn and the other children represent the main attention focus for pregnant women. Also, these events strain an overloaded our health system capacity. Therefore, further progress is needed for health staff training, especially for nurses, on support innovative strategies, guidance and support to pregnant women with HIV/ AIDS and their families.

Keywords : HIV; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Pregnant Women; Life Change Events; Qualitative Research.

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