Psychological Problems Faced by Sero-Positive Women – A Review article
Dr.Archana Dinkar, Dr.Mukesh Dinkar.
Abstract Introduction: Very few studies are available exploring the prevalence of psychological issues in seropositive women. Most of Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) affected women are burdened with the responsibility of young, dependent children, and lack of community support. At the initial visit with the medical provider the women is most vulnerable to a number of emotions such as shock, disbelief, guilt, anger, sadness, and even suicidal ideation.
Objectives: The purpose of this article is to explore the psychological problems faced by sero-positive women.
Methods: Around 20 articles from various databases were analysed to reach the objectives of this study.
Results: Anxiety and depression were most encountered psychological issues related with seropositive women. Other issues like shock, disbelief, guilt, anger, sadness, and even suicidal tendencies were also noted.
Conclusion: Interventions are needed to decrease the impact of stress on sero-positive women so they can achieve a higher level of wellness, increase their life span, continue in the workforce, and improve their quality of life.
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