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Influence of the home environment on prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS

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dc.contributor.advisor Modiba, L. M.
dc.contributor.advisor Ndou, N. D.
dc.contributor.author Sewnunan, Asha
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-28T11:59:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-28T11:59:03Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.date.submitted 2014-03-28
dc.identifier.citation Sewnunan, Asha (2013) Influence of the home environment on prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13288> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13288
dc.description.abstract This study aimed at exploring the influence of the home environment of women that were on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme for HIV/AIDS. A qualitative descriptive study was conducted to explore the home environment for the psycho-social support that was available for women on the PMTCT programme and the influence this had on compliance to the programme. Data collection was done using a semi-structured interview guide, with a sample size of 14 participants (n=14). The data was then coded and grouped into categories and major themes. The findings revealed that the common barriers that prevented full disclosure of an HIV positive status included stigma and discrimination, fear of social isolation and financial dependence. A major constraint that affected the women’s full utilisation of the PMTCT preventative strategies and their adherence to treatment was the poor acceptance of people living with HIV in the family and community en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 82 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) OF HIV en
dc.subject Psycho-social support en
dc.subject Barriers to disclosure en
dc.subject Stigma and discrimination en
dc.subject Home environment en
dc.subject Community involvement en
dc.subject.ddc 362.1969792
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Environmental aspects
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease)| -- Transmission
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections|xPrevention
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- Environmental aspects
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- Environmental aspects
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- Transmission
dc.title Influence of the home environment on prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Health Studies)


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