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Title: HIV diagnosis disclosure to infected children and adolescents; Challenges of family caregivers in the Central Region of Ghana
Authors: Hayfron-Benjamin, A.
Obiri-Yeboah, D.
Ayisi-Addo, S.
Siakwa, P.M
Mupepi, S.
Keywords: HIV, Disclosure, Family caregivers,
Children and adolescents, Ghana
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Abstract: Disclosure of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to infected older children and adolescents is essential for both personal health maintenance and HIV prevention within the larger population. Non-disclosure of HIV status has been identified as one of the potential barriers to optimum adherence especially in children and adolescents. Like many other countries in the SSA region, Ghana has significant number of children and adolescents infected by HIV, who have increased survival times, due to increased access to ART. However, both family caregivers and healthcare workers face an array of challenges with the disclosure process, including the timing, what information about the child’s HIV status should be shared with him/her and how to go about it. The aim of the study was to identify family caregiver factors associated with non-disclosure of HIV status to infected children and adolescents accessing Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) at the three main ART sites within the Central Region of Ghana.
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