A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE PERCEIVED IMPACT OF DISCLOSURE OF PEDIATRIC HIV POSITIVE STATUS IN KIBAGARE VILLAGE ON DECEMBER 2012
NDETO, MUSAU SALOME
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The aim of this research is to determine the perceived impact on pediatric HIV status disclosure.hiv is one of the most feared diseases in Africa. It can be contracted through exchange of blood or body transmission. The most common mode of transmission is through unprotected sexual intercourse. In children, they mostly acquire from the mother during pregnancy or delivery. In this project it aims at determining the perceived impacts, both positive and negative upon disclosing the child’s HIV status either to the child or community at large. These impacts include: isolation, discrimination, excommunication and some are also killed. On the positive side disclosure results to adherence to ARV therapy, the child will be able to manage complications associated with HIV and the child can join social groups which are helpful to them. In this paper therefore, will evaluate and determine who should disclose this information to the child, at what age should the disclosure be made, and what are the perceived impacts upon disclosing this information either to the child or to the community at large.