Publications by authors named "Ali Reza Nikbakht Nasrabadi"

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Pregnancy through the Lens of Iranian Women with HIV: A Qualitative Study.

J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 2016 Mar-Apr;15(2):148-52. Epub 2015 Jul 8.

Reproductive Health department, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

To explore the experience of pregnancy among Iranian women with HIV, 12 HIV-infected pregnant women who referred to counseling center for behavioral diseases in Imam Khomeini Hospital were recruited through purposive sampling. Data were collected by face-to-face, semi-structured interview and were analyzed using conventional content analysis method. Four main themes emerged from the data: fear and hope, stigma and discrimination, marital life stability, and trust in God. Despite concerns about mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and uncertain life span, HIV-infected women tended to continue their pregnancy, and having children was viewed as a window of hope for them.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2325957415593636DOI Listing
June 2016

Coming to terms with a diagnosis of HIV in Iran: a phenomenological study.

J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2009 Jul-Aug;20(4):249-59

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Nursingand Midwifery, Tehran, Iran.

The number of people living with HIV (PLWH) has increased in all Asian regions, including Iran. Discovering that one has any serious illness can be a traumatic experience, but coming to terms with an HIV diagnosis is made more difficult by social constructs and negative reactions to the infection. This interpretative phenomenological study was carried out to understand and describe the lived experience of HIV-infected Iranians during the period immediately following an HIV diagnosis. Audiotaped in-depth semistructured interviews with 13 participants were used to collect data, which were analyzed with critical hermeneutics. Two main themes emerged: (a) doubt and delay in coming to terms with the diagnosis and (b) testing and its associated impacts. Nine subthemes were also found. Many challenges face people who need to determine their HIV status, and these are compounded by the sociocultural context found in Iran. Iran needs more education, counseling, testing facilities, and support programs to encourage people to get tested for HIV and to help them deal with a positive test result.
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September 2009