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[A Colombian institutional response to Colombian children infected with HIV/AIDS].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23358776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Children with HIV/AIDS is a social issue,the approach to which transcends the health sector. The normative, political, institutional and service sector responses have specificities related to children. A proposed approach is based on the following points: health care, nutrition, education, family-socioeconomic status, psychosocial repercussions, protection, housing, stigmatization and discrimination. Based on these guidelines,a survey was conducted of an institutional responseapplying the Bioecological Model of Human Development. Life of children in the institution is described and analyzed. A group of 31 children and 30 adults participated in this ethnographic study. The institutional response concerning health, nutrition, education and basic care, is satisfactory. The main weaknesses identified were nondisclosure of the diagnosis, stigmatization and discrimination, institutionalization validation, psychoemotional repercussions and stigmatization management, and the research budget. The children acknowledge that the institution satisfies their basic-needs and disapprove of some stigmatizing and coercive practices. The reintegration of the children with their families is recommended as a future strategy based on evidence that shows it has better bio-psychosocial results and lower costs.
Miguel Eduardo Barrios Acosta; Javier Guillermo Díaz Amaya; Sílvia Helena Koller
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ciência & saúde coletiva     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1678-4561     ISO Abbreviation:  Cien Saude Colet     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713483     Medline TA:  Cien Saude Colet     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  spa     Pagination:  507-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fundación Hospital de la Misericordia, Departamento de Pediatría, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia,
Vernacular Title:
Una respuesta institucional colombiana a niños/as que viven con VIH/SIDA.
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