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Rev Bras Enferm. 2013 May-Jun;66(3):345-50.

[Silence in the daily life of the adolescent with HIV/AIDS].

[Article in Portuguese]

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  • 1Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Escola de Enfermagem, Departamento de Enfermagem Materno-Infantil, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem. Porto Alegre-RS, Brasil.


This study is characterized as a qualitative research with the objective of unveiling the perception and experience regarding the antiretroviral treatment of the adolescent with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The research was carried out within reference health care centers in two municipalities from the southern region of Brazil. The data production was developed through the creativity and sensitiveness dynamics of talking map type by a group of five participants. One applied the technique of content thematic analysis. The artistic productions and testimonies evidenced their daily experience with use of medications and the silence on the diagnosis of the disease and its treatment that implies the health care. The conclusion drawn is that the involvement of health professionals is needed since it opens spaces for the family besides promoting the dialogue of its members with the adolescent aiming at the adhesion to the treatment.

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