Family systems and HIV/AIDS in South Africa

J. Iwelunmor, C. O. Airhihenbuwa, T. A. Okoror, D. C. Brown, Rhonda Belue

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Abstract

This study examines the role of family in the care and support of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) as a way of reducing the burden of stigma in the family. The PEN-3 model provided the cultural framework for this study. Data were drawn from participants' responses in 27 focus groups interviews conducted in South Africa. Participants were asked to discuss experiences of people living with HIV and AIDS in the family. The results highlight the positive and supportive aspects of the family, acknowledge the existential and unique aspects, and discuss the negative experiences shared by participants. This study's findings stress the need to take into account families' experiences with HIV and AIDS in the development of interventions aimed at reducing the burden of the disease on family systems and improving care and support for PLWHA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-335
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Quarterly of Community Health Education
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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South Africa
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
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HIV
Focus Groups
experience
Interviews
Disease
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  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Iwelunmor, J., Airhihenbuwa, C. O., Okoror, T. A., Brown, D. C., & Belue, R. (2006). Family systems and HIV/AIDS in South Africa. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 27(4), 321-335. https://doi.org/10.2190/IQ.27.4.d
Iwelunmor, J. ; Airhihenbuwa, C. O. ; Okoror, T. A. ; Brown, D. C. ; Belue, Rhonda. / Family systems and HIV/AIDS in South Africa. In: International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2006 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 321-335.
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Iwelunmor J, Airhihenbuwa CO, Okoror TA, Brown DC, Belue R. Family systems and HIV/AIDS in South Africa. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2006 Dec 1;27(4):321-335. https://doi.org/10.2190/IQ.27.4.d