Una respuesta institucional colombiana a niños/as que viven con VIH/SIDA

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Author list: BARRIOS ACOSTA, Miguel Eduardo; DIAZ AMAYA, Javier Guillermo KOLLER, Sílvia Helena
Publisher: Associação Brasileira de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Ciência and Saúde Coletiva (1413-8123)
Volume number: 18
Issue number: 2
Start page: 507
End page: 516
Number of pages: 10
ISSN: 1413-8123
Languages: Spanish-Spain (ES-ES)


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.


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