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Title: Parental Experiences of Living with HIV in Bangladesh
Contributor(s): Islam, Md Shahidul  (author)orcid ; Wark, Stuart  (author)orcid ; Minichiello, Victor  (author)
Publication Date: 2020
Early Online Version: 2019-10-10
DOI: 10.1007/s10826-019-01609-z
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Abstract: Objectives: Little is known about the vulnerabilities faced by human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] positive parents living with their children in Bangladesh. Methods: A qualitative research design was used to examine parental experiences of living with HIV in the Bangladeshi family context, with data collected through in-depth interviews with 19 individuals in the cities of Khulna and Dhaka. Results: Psychological distress emerged as a major theme, specifically in regard to parental concern about their childrens’ future. Economic insecurity was a primary concern, with financial difficulties a consequence of reduced income, savings and assets. Impacts were greater with parents who were poor, where both parents were HIV-positive, in families with a single parent, particularly single or widowed women, and parents living with significant HIV-related disabilities. Conclusions: There is an urgent need to both develop and implement appropriate psychological health- and wider social-care programmes for the welfare of parents living with HIV and their families in Bangladesh.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Child and Family Studies, v.29, p. 699-710
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1573-2843
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200411 Overweight and obesity
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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