| Published: May 25, 2017
Management of Child-bearing Attitude among HIV Cases
HIV is the acronym for human immuno-deficiency virus. A person infected with HIV medically known as an HIV positive person. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The reported rate of transmission of HIV from mother to child (vertical transmission) varies widely with higher rates seen in the developing world. Other factors increasing the likelihood of vertical transmission are the mother having advanced disease, having a lower CD 4 count and breastfeeding the new born. The present paper aims to Change the negative attitude for conceiving a child with the help of therapeutic counselling, to aware the client about the medicine to present HIV infection in child. It was hypothesized that Therapeutic Counselling will reduce the negative attitude towards the bearing/conceive the child. A sample of 50 HIV infected pregnant females (1 or 2 month’s pregnancy) was selected for the present study. A Self Constructed Attitude Scale for measuring attitude towards child bearing issues was taken. Results indicated that due to counselling sessions, the subjects changed their attitude and grew more confident on issues like birth and survival of the child.
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© 2017, Chelani U, Shekhawat Y S
Received: April 01, 2017; Revision Received: May 03, 2017; Accepted: May 25, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 6, April-June, 2017