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Interamerican Journal of Psychology

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WERBA SALDANHA, Ana Alayde; ARAUJO, Ludgleydson Fernandes de  y  SOUSA, Valdiléia Carvalho de. To age with AIDS: representations, beliefs and attitudes of aged soropositivos for the HIV. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.2, pp. 323-332. ISSN 0034-9690.

With the objective to identify to the emergent representations face to the infection for the HIV in aged people, exploring questions of confrontation and social support, they had participated of this study 21 aged seropositivos with age between 50 and 72 years, of both the sexs, chosen of not-probabilist, intentional and accidental form, in the clinic of a Hospital of Reference in AIDS, the city of João Pessoa/BR. For the collection of the data the Free Technique of Association of Words was used, processed for Tri-Deux- Mots software through the factorial analysis of correspondence; and, e, Interviews Opened, analyzed for Thematic Categories. Five thematic categories had emerged: Diagnosis, Living with AIDS, Confrontation, Treatment and Perspectives. The results point differences in the representations from the education degree and time of diagnosis.

Palabras clave : SIDA; Oldness; Psychosocial.

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