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ALMEIDA, Janie Maria de  y  SOUZA PRACA, Neide de. HIV Vertical Transmission: Understanding the parents' feelings through the projective technique. Index Enferm [online]. 2009, vol.18, n.2, pp.80-84. ISSN 1132-1296.

Qualitative study carried out with parents of newborn babies exposed to HIV whose mothers are registered at the Zero Vertical Transmission Program in Sorocaba, SP. The study aimed to identify feelings concerning the parents' religious faith while the baby seropositivity diagnosis for HIV is not defined yet. The research was approved by the Ethical Committee in Research according to Resolution 196/96. The projective technique was used for data collection in order to get answers for the following question: "how do you feel living your daily routine while you wait for your baby anti HIV test final result?" Speaking about its meaning was the next step. This technique has proved to be efficient in triggering the participants' thoughts and also in leading and supporting their reports. Five topics came up from the data collection; we highlighted two topics, religiosity and spirituality, which showed that having faith means being hopeful about the exposed to HIV child healthy future.

Palabras clave : Vertical Transmission; HIV; AIDS Serodiagnosis; Qualitative Research; Projective Techniques.

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