Community Stakeholders’ Perceptions of the Role of Family in HIV Prevention in Iringa, Tanzania

Rosemary W. Eustace, Josephine F. Wilson, Gladys B. Asiedu, Tumaini M. Nyamhanga, William N. Mkanta

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Abstract

Although HIV is identified as a family disease, the overall response to the global HIV epidemic continues to predominantly focus on individuals. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore how the role of the family in HIV prevention is perceived by community-based stakeholders. Understanding the role of the family within the context of the HIV/AIDS is essential for community/public health nurses. In total, 34 stakeholders participated in the study. Three major categories were identified namely: fostering positive intra-familial relations, utilizing external resources, and barriers to family roles. The study findings have implications for community-based HIV family interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-20
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2017

Keywords

  • family
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • needs assessment
  • role theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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