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Quality of life of women living with hiv/aids

Abstract

Objectives: to evaluate the quality of lifeof women withHIV/AIDSin the Stateof Paraíba anddefine them asthe socio-demographicprofile.

Method: This was a descriptive, exploratory and quantitative study, conducted at the Hospital Clementino Fraga, had a population of 33 women with HIV / AIDS, using the form of interviews HATQoL, clinical and sociodemographic, data collection took place in July 2014 after approval of the CEP UFPB. Results and Discussion: There was concern domains with commitment of confidentiality, financial worry and sexual activity with a possible association with clinical and sociodemographic data obtained, most women: they are aged between 36-42 years acquired HIV through heterosexual sex, unmarried , have children (between 1-2), have low education (less than 9 years of schooling) and low income (up to two minimum wages). Conclusion: Therefore, it is necessary that the care of these women is conducted by interdisciplinary teams that promote integrated care, gazing beyond the individual needs, aspects related to their quality of life. In this perspective, the nurse plays a fundamental role in promoting quality of life.

Keywords: Quality of life. Women. HIV. AIDS. Nursing.

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