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Healthcare professionals view on care and preventive work against hiv/aids in lusaka, zambia

Andersdotter, Petronella and Lavén, Anna A. (1999)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to get a view of the professional healthcare workers experiences in their preventive work against HIV/AIDS in Lusaka, Zambia. It is a qualitative study, and the data was collected in Lusaka, Zambia. Ten people (six nurses, two counselors, one clinical officer and one UN volunteer) were interviewed at a project dealing with HIV/AIDS prevention. The results show that prevention is important in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. Many aspects are involved; condoms and other family planning methods, one partner, education, knowledge of what HIV/AIDS is, of transmission, of their status and how to protect oneself, culture, money and resources. The interviewees have a hopeful attitude towards the future. The HIV/AIDS... (More)
The purpose of this study was to get a view of the professional healthcare workers experiences in their preventive work against HIV/AIDS in Lusaka, Zambia. It is a qualitative study, and the data was collected in Lusaka, Zambia. Ten people (six nurses, two counselors, one clinical officer and one UN volunteer) were interviewed at a project dealing with HIV/AIDS prevention. The results show that prevention is important in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. Many aspects are involved; condoms and other family planning methods, one partner, education, knowledge of what HIV/AIDS is, of transmission, of their status and how to protect oneself, culture, money and resources. The interviewees have a hopeful attitude towards the future. The HIV/AIDS situation is a huge and complex problem in Zambia. (Less)
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Andersdotter, Petronella and Lavén, Anna A.
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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HIV/AIDS, prevention, Zambia, Africa, public health, culture
language
English
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2525198
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to get a view of the professional healthcare workers experiences in their preventive work against HIV/AIDS in Lusaka, Zambia. It is a qualitative study, and the data was collected in Lusaka, Zambia. Ten people (six nurses, two counselors, one clinical officer and one UN volunteer) were interviewed at a project dealing with HIV/AIDS prevention. The results show that prevention is important in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. Many aspects are involved; condoms and other family planning methods, one partner, education, knowledge of what HIV/AIDS is, of transmission, of their status and how to protect oneself, culture, money and resources. The interviewees have a hopeful attitude towards the future. The HIV/AIDS situation is a huge and complex problem in Zambia.},
  author       = {Andersdotter, Petronella and Lavén, Anna A.},
  keyword      = {HIV/AIDS, prevention, Zambia, Africa, public health, culture},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Healthcare professionals view on care and preventive work against hiv/aids in lusaka, zambia},
  year         = {1999},
}