From Needs and Dilemmas Facing View of Elderly People Living with HIV/AIDS Long-Term Care Measures in Taiwan

Ching-Teng Yao, Chien-Hsing Tseng, Yu-Ming Chen
2017 Asian Social Science  
The life of people living with HIV has been prolonged with HAART, and since 1997 the introduction of antiretroviral HAART in Taiwan has increased the survival rate of infected people to 85.9%. Therefore, with the extension of the life of people living with HIV and the entry into the old age, how to provide suitable long-term care services is an issue that Taiwan policy needs to face and think. This research through surveys and interviews to find Taiwan elderly people living with HIV in Taiwan
more » ... ith HIV in Taiwan needs and plight of the contains (1) diseases and health care issues, (2) social prejudice and discrimination (3) psychology and adjustment of the identity and reflection (4) adjustment of interpersonal relationships. According to the empirical data shows Taiwan's long-term care measures in difficulties arising in the care for older people living with HIV (1) non-suitable for elderly people living with HI community long-term care services; (2) long-term care institution the exclusion of people living with HIV (3) lack of financial resources of older living with HIV with using institutional long term care. (4) the incoherence of HIV medical and long-term care measures. (5) course focuses on long-term care health care, neglect the psychosocial dimensions of older people living with HIV. This study attempts to present long-term care of the elderly people living with HIV needs and challenges and dilemmas facing in Taiwan.
doi:10.5539/ass.v13n10p18 fatcat:ruecbbtohjftvp7rvvgb6xmld4