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Psychosocial Experiences of Perinatally HIV-Infected Adolescents: The Case of Adolescents in the Social Support Group at Zewditu Memorial Hospital

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dc.contributor.advisor Kebede (PhD), Wassie
dc.contributor.author Wondimu, Edlawit
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-13T10:56:35Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-13T10:56:35Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/24654
dc.description.abstract The study explored the psychosocial aspects of perinatally HIV infected adolescents. Qualitative research method was used to explore the psychosocial impacts HIV has on the adolescents in relation to forming their identity and relationship with others. The method was used to explore the different cases using In-depth interview, key informant interview and observation as a data collection method. The study participants are those who use Antiretroviral Therapy service at Zewditu Memorial Hospital. The participants were selected using purposive and snowball sampling. A total of 12 adolescents participated between the age of 16 to 18. In addition, 4 health-care service providers at Zewditu Memorial Hospital and a professional from HAPCO contributed to the findings of the study. Based on the participants’ response, the study finding indicated that HIV has a negative effect on the adolescents’ emotion. Nonetheless, HIV has not affected their self-concept and self-esteem, meaning to present and future life, essence of spirituality and economic, health and social life. These adolescents used support from their family, friends and a peer-led support group at Zewditu Memorial Hospital. A debatable concept of the effect of HIV/AIDS on their social and dating life and ability to establish courtship has also been raised. Based on the findings, the researcher included advocacy, awareness creation, and recommendations as to how social workers can be involved. Keywords: Adolescents, perinatal infection, psychosocial, HIV and AIDS en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Adolescents, perinatal infection, psychosocial, HIV and AIDS en_US
dc.title Psychosocial Experiences of Perinatally HIV-Infected Adolescents: The Case of Adolescents in the Social Support Group at Zewditu Memorial Hospital en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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