An exploratory study of the impact of primary caregiver HIV infection on caregiving and child developmental outcome in the era of Haart: piloting the methodology
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: L.Swartz, R.Brandt, A.Dawes, R.Bray, L.Mthembu-Salter, M.TomlinsonKEYWORDS
: ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY
, CHILD DEVELOPMENT
, PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
: HSRC Library: shelf number 3551
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The study's primary objective is to pilot the methodology for research into the effects of primary caregivers? HIV infection on child-care and child development in households. Five HIV positive women on antiretroviral therapy, who were the primary caregiver of an HIV negative child less than six years old, were administered a questionnaire and semi structured interview. The children underwent a developmental assessment, and two home observations were conducted in each household. The multi-method approach produced a conceptually rich, dynamic understanding of the impact of caregiver infection that future research can build on by revising the examination of relational aspects of care.