Needs and priorities of young people with human immunodeficiency virus

Purssell, Edward, Fanner, Michael and Barnes, Alison (2012) Needs and priorities of young people with human immunodeficiency virus. Nursing Children and Young People, 25(4), pp. 20-24. ISSN (print) 2046-2336

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Abstract

AIMS: To ascertain the views of young people in the UK with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) about their health care, and to compare these views with the perceptions of nurses involved in this sector and the current social policy response. METHODS: Young people, aged 16 to 24 years, who have HIV and attend a specialist voluntary organisation and pre- and post-registration nurses attending an HIV care course were selected by convenience sampling. A cross-sectional survey was conducted by questionnaire. RESULTS: Hospital-based HIV clinics and services were the favoured source of care. There was consensus among the young people that care providers should be informative and approachable, and that care provision should include help to understand issues, such as pregnancy and contraception. CONCLUSIONS: Professionals involved in creating future social policy and commissioning services need to respond to young people's priorities and adapt to the patient's developing sexuality and the changing demographics of young people with HIV.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Nursing and midwifery
Primary care and other community based clinical subjects
Social work and social policy and administration
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
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Depositing User: Michael Fanner
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 16:48
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 16:48
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp2013.05.25.4.20.e192
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/36814

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