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Nurs J India. 2012 Apr;103(2):82-6.

Psycho-social problems of the HIV positive and negative mothers.

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Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai, TN.


People affected with HIV face numerous psycho-social problems in their families and work place. The present study attempted to identify various psychosocial problems faced by HIV positive mothers and their comparison was made with those without HIV. In the study, 320 HIV positive and as many negative mothers, attending OPD of Govt Rajaji Hospital and Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre, Madurai (TN) having children, were included as subjects. All HIV mothers were aware of their HIV status. It was found that majority of HIV positive mothers faced more social problems vis-a-vis HIV negative mothers.

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