The plight of older persons as caregivers to people infected/affected by HIV/AIDS: evidence from Uganda.

@article{Ssengonzi2007ThePO,
  title={The plight of older persons as caregivers to people infected/affected by HIV/AIDS: evidence from Uganda.},
  author={Robert Ssengonzi},
  journal={Journal of cross-cultural gerontology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={339-53}
}
This paper describes the challenges faced by elderly persons (50 years and above) in Uganda, as parents and/or relatives of persons infected by HIV and as caregivers of the infected relatives and their uninfected children. Little is known regarding these indirect impacts of HIV/AIDS on the elderly in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, the elderly are most often the main caregivers of HIV-infected persons and their families. Data used in this study were obtained from focus group discussions and in-depth… CONTINUE READING

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