PSYCOLOGICAL CARE IN NEUROCOGNITIVE DYSFUNTION RESULTING FROM HIV AIDS
This improvement report refers to the period Jan 2003- December 2005. The facilities were private charitable hospitals running a clinic for HIV AIDS. ( Name of the organization, funding agency and sample studied are concealed in line with the ethical principles of anonymity and confidentiality ). Two clinics hired PLHIV staff as nurse, receptionist, outreach workers, and an accountant. I was offering honorary counseling service in these clinics.
Report draws on a case study of a care and support program run by a charitable hospital in Mumbai The 10 PLHA under study were in the age group of 25 to 35 years married with spouse alive or dead. One PLHA was transgender, One was Male and 8 PLHA were women. They all formed the staff of the care unit of the hospital/clinic and will be referred hereafter in this text as informants. They were employed by the hospital/clinic under GIPA principle.
Forms of Neuro Cognitive impairment observed in the PLHA –
1)Neuro-cognitive impairment is common but often neglected in the HIV AIDS care setting. Senior medical officials were asked to intervene but administration feared that PLHIV networks may call it a strategy to discontinue the service of the HIV infected staff and media may give negative publicity.