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LIEGIO MATAO, Maria Eliane; BORGES DE MIRANDA, Denismar  and  FREITAS, Maria Imaculada de Fátima. Between desire, duty and fear of being a mother after HIV seropositivity. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.34, pp.453-466. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: to understand the social representations of women who know their HIV positive status in relation to motherhood. Method: exploratory, descriptive study with a qualitative approach. We used socioeconomic and form open at depth interview for data collection and content analysis to establish thematic categories. The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (057/03). Results: the material was classified and grouped into three thematic categories: the first, "The Desire", the second "The Law" and the last, "The Fear". Conclusions: the gestational period is marked by ambivalent feelings of happiness, is set in the unique joy of motherhood, and fear, because of the possibility of vertical transmission. You could say that the meaning of pregnancy for these women, revolves around elements related to the desire, and the right to social representations about pregnancy and AIDS.

Keywords : HIV seropositivity; social psychology; pregnancy; feelings.

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