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Difficulties Experienced by Caregivers of HIV/AIDS Orphans: A Qualitative Study for Rural-Based Caregivers

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1106721, PP. 1-15

Subject Areas: HIV

Keywords: Stigma, Vulnerable, Stress, Orphan, Caregiver

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Caring for HIV/AIDS orphans is a very noble work which is regard as a calling, however it is true that this work comes with various challenges and difficulties for caregivers who provide services to clients especially in rural areas. Now it becomes clear that these difficulties experienced by caregivers of HIV/AIDS orphans are also serious obstacles hindering them from effectively performing their everyday duties in terms of rendering services to the vulnerable children. The difficulties experienced by the caregivers as revealed by this study include physical difficulties such as increased workload, inadequacy of resources, social difficulties such as stigma and behavioural problems of HIV/AIDS orphans, social difficulty such as stress due to the demanding nature of their work.

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Mamukeyani, E. (2021). Difficulties Experienced by Caregivers of HIV/AIDS Orphans: A Qualitative Study for Rural-Based Caregivers. Open Access Library Journal, 8, e6721. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1106721.

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