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Touching Lives: Making a Difference Through Matchmaking in an HIV Clinic

Idigbe, I.E., Nyatanga, Brian and Nicol, Jane (2012) Touching Lives: Making a Difference Through Matchmaking in an HIV Clinic. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 18 (2). pp. 56-60. ISSN 1357-6321

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The article reports on the ways counselors in an HIV clinic in Lagos, Nigeria are using matchmaking to help their HIV-positive patients find love and friendship. Data from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS estimate that there are around 3.3 million people in the country who have AIDS or are HIV-positive as of 2011. Counselors at the clinic based at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research reveal that the process of matchmaking depends on the specific needs of individual patients

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: HIV infections, epidemiology, therapy
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Jane Nicol
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2014 13:20
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:04

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