Evaluating culturally appropriate counselling for childbearing migrant African women

Agatha Benyera-Mararike
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK

The third decade of the HIV pandemic is an era in which highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has transformed HIV into a chronic manageable illness [1]. Nonetheless, most people living with HIV (PLHIV) experience both the psychological impact of living with the virus and that of coming to terms with the diagnosis [1,2], as they access counselling at different transitional stages. Much noted is the greater incidence of major depressive disorders and anxiety compared with HIV-negative counterparts [3]. Read more…