Children’s experiences of living with HIV-positive parents within the family context of Bangladesh
Islam, Shahiduhl, Scott, John, & Minichiello, Victor (2016) Children’s experiences of living with HIV-positive parents within the family context of Bangladesh. In Liamputtong, Pranee (Ed.) Children and Young People Living with HIV/AIDS: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Springer, Switzerland, pp. 43-63.
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The representation of HIV/AIDS as a sexual and self-inflicted disease has drawn popular and scholarly attention to stigmatized populations. Little is known about the experiences of children with HIV-positive parents. This study reports on children’s experiences of living with HIV-positive parents within the family context of Bangladesh. A qualitative research design using in-depth interviews with 19 HIV-positive and HIV-negative children was undertaken. The results indicate that children felt high levels of psychological distress after learning of their parents’ HIV diagnosis. Children frequently recalled social interactions, including with family members, who held negative attitudes like kharaplok (bad person) and kharapkaj (bad work) towards their HIV parents, which created unusual problems for children. They recounted the various social issues they confronted when negotiating stigma within the family and the community and strategies for negotiating such encounters. The findings of the study suggest that children’s social and personal development could be impaired by their parents’ HIV status and the social stigma and discrimination associated with it and that urgent support interventions are required to address such stigma.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OTHER MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (119900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OTHER MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (119900) > Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified (119999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 Springer|
|Deposited On:||29 Jun 2016 22:29|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2016 16:17|
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