Social Support To Adolescents Living With HIV / AIDS: An Integrative Literature Review
Objective: To identify the scientific evidence of the literature on social support for adolescents with HIV / AIDS.
Methods: An integrative review was carried out in the LILACS, BDENF and MEDLINE / PubMed databases, conducted in January 2017.
Results: 12 articles, published between 2005 and 2015, were selected and analyzed, which pointed to the importance of social support to adolescents living with HIV / AIDS. It’s important to highlight the particular importance of support from relatives and non-relatives, especially regarding to health services and non-governmental organizations.
Conclusions: The support offered by both family members and institutions is considered a potentiating factor in physical, social and psychological health, in positive behaviors and in coping with the condition of living with HIV and AIDS.
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