HIV On Family

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A sexually spread infection known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can similarly be spread in various other ways like contact with the infected blood, mother to her child during the pregnancy, breast-feeding or childbirth. HIV might take years to weaken the immune system to the extent of AIDS that is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. In this HIV harms the immune system along with interfering with the ability of the body to fight against the organisms causing the disease. HIV infection does not only affect the victims but it also affects the whole family. The victims include parents who are bound to show up to the necessities of their children. They have to all the time manage their physical health along with the complex medical treatments,…show more content…
A child’s normal childhood can also be affected because of HIV/AIDS. Children living with family members having HIV/AIDS frequently have to deal with certain problems which include psychosocial stress, decreased parenting abilities, financial deprivation, humiliation, discrimination and a change in the structure of the family. All the above challenges can result in behavioral and emotional changes in the children which include delinquency and depression. Preceding studies have recognized that children of those families that are affected from HIV are more inclined to developed disorders, for instance, attention problems, depression and social adjustments. HIV-related humiliation and discrimination are very important concerns for families that are affected by HIV/AIDS. Sometimes it becomes very difficult for the children of those families that are affected from HIV/AIDS to understand the immoral behavior of the people towards them. Then they start feeling different from children around them which lead to isolation and…show more content…
The loss of control and power is the most severe characteristic of AIDS that the AIDS infected people experience. Loss of control and power can extend in numerous areas, especially affecting how the AIDS affected people cope up with AIDS. All the social workers must provide the AIDS affected people with means to regulate their lives and illness. Few of these ways include acupuncture, massage therapy, creative visualizations, holistic medicine, coping skills training, meditation, affirmations, emotional support, stress reduction and anxiety, relaxation exercises, support groups and group therapy, individual counseling, along with tentative drug treatments. The AIDS affected people should be allowed to do things for themselves and it is also very important that they should be helped whenever they need it. It is reassuring, empowering, and really helpful to realize that there is ongoing help provided whenever it is needed. Community work has conventionally supported and encouraged the marginalized groups everywhere in many different countries; be it black people or the poor or
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