Effect of Early and Late Diagnosis of HIV on Women’s Perceived Home Environment
Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a significant cause of death and disability, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Main objective of this study is to find out the difference between late diagnosis and early diagnosis H.I.V female clients on perceived home environment. Total 60 H.I.V. positive female clients, in which 30 late diagnosis (within 1 month) and 30 early diagnosis (more than 6 month) were participated in this study. Perceived home environment were assessed by home environment scale which have 8 dimensions. Only conflict resolution and financial stress was found higher in late diagnosis group in comparison to early diagnosis group. Other dimension of perceived home environment was not reach at significant level.
Keywords: Human Immunodeficiency, (HIV/AIDS), environment, financial stress.
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