The impact of social isolation on the COVID-19 pandemic on access to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention services

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i1.11692

Keywords:

HIV; COVID-19; Antiretroviral therapy; Social isolation.

Abstract

The World Health Organization, in March 2020, declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, recommending measures for the prevention, control and treatment of the disease. One of the main measures, social isolation, resulted in the suspension of several procedures in health services. The reorganization of services aimed at outpatient care for pathologies has caused incalculable losses and consequences in the continuity of treatment. The study has as objective is to discuss the consequences of social distance measures and the organization of outpatient services aimed at caring for patients with HIV during the Covid-19 pandemic. Method: integrative review, carried out on the CAPES Journal Portal, using studies available in full, indexed on the PUBMED portal, containing the descriptors: HIV, Antiretroviral Therapy Social Isolation. The sample resulted from 9 studies selected after the inclusion and exclusion criteria.  Results: The pandemic directly interfered in the treatment and provision of services to patients with HIV. There was a decrease in the routine of examinations, rescheduling or suppression of the schedule for routine consultations and a decrease in the distribution of medications. Conclusion: Despite the risk situation, care for people with HIV must be guaranteed, qualitatively and quantitatively, and it is up to managers to reorganize services, seeking to eradicate interruptions in care and improve care provided to clients.

Author Biographies

Juliana da Silva Parente, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Nursing undergraduate at Aurora de Afonso Costa School of Nursing (EEAAC) at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) in Niterói in Rio de Janeiro. Mental Health Scholarship Monitor I (2020). Director of visual arts at the Academic League for Nursing Care Systematization (LiSAE) at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF).

Suely Lopes de Azevedo, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Associate Professor, Department of Fundamentals and Administration in Nursing, Aurora de Afonso Costa Nursing School / Universidade Federal Fluminense. PhD from the Anna Nery School of Nursing at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (EEAN / UFRJ) at the Hospital Nursing Research Center (NEPENH). Master in Nursing from the Anna Nery School of Nursing at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (EEAN / UFRJ), Specialist in Occupational Nursing from the Luiza de Marillac Nursing Faculty - FELM. Specialist in Infection Control in Health Care from Universidade Federal Fluminense. Graduated in Nursing and Obstetrics from the State University of Rio de Janeiro- UNIRIO in 1986. Has experience in Nursing, with an emphasis on Occupational Health, Hospital Infection Control, Biosafety, Care Methodology, Fundamentals of Nursing and Nursing History , acting mainly on the following themes: Systematization of Nursing Assistance / Nursing Process / Classification System of Nursing Practices: NANDA / NIC / NOC / CIPE / CIPESC, Health Education, Nursing Consultation, Nursing Care for Diabetic Adults and hypertension, Infection Control, Biosafety, Occupational Nursing and Public Health.

Larissa Murta Abreu, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Graduanda em enfermagem pela Escola de Enfermagem Aurora de Afonso Costa da Universidade Federal Fluminense. Atuou na função de monitora da disciplina de Fundamentos de Enfermagem vinculada ao Departamento de Fundamentos de Enfermagem e Administração no ano de 2019. Atualmente é bolsista de pesquisa de apoio às atividades acadêmicas não presenciais - PROPPI

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Published

13/01/2021

How to Cite

PARENTE, J. da S.; AZEVEDO, S. L. de .; MOREIRA, L. da F. A.; ABREU, L. M. .; SOUZA, L. V. de. The impact of social isolation on the COVID-19 pandemic on access to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention services. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 1, p. e28110111692, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i1.11692. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/11692. Acesso em: 22 jan. 2021.

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