The Best Way To Treat HIV Patients Who Are Under Severe Trauma?
Doctor, I want to ask whether the solution is for PLWHA who don’t want to go to the hospital and want to run away from home?
Thank you for the question.
Living with HIV-AIDS is certainly not an easy matter. In addition to often experiencing severe health problems, a lifetime of treatment, PLWHA must also accept the fact that the disease has yet to be found definitive treatment. Moreover, the negative stigma that develops in the community towards PLWHA, these conditions can certainly make their mental disorders. The impact, if not treated since this, various forms of negative behavior can occur, including refusing treatment to want to run away from home as you mentioned. It is not impossible, this condition also makes the patient experience psychiatric disorders (such as depression, delusional disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc.) which causes him to risk dangerous actions, both for himself, and others around him.
In response to this, you should first understand more about HIV-AIDS so that you can more easily empathize with PLWHA, do not even judge or give him a negative stigma. Invite the ODHA to communicate well, help him realize his condition, and advise him not to lament overdoing it, but to be patient and make it as an object of introspection to become a better self. Also give him encouragement, that even though it cannot be cured, the worsening of the disease can still be controlled by undergoing good and correct treatment. With regular medical treatment as well, complaints that arise can be muted, so that he can return to his activities without significant obstacles. Give him a place to keep himself active, avoid exposing his illness to other people without his permission, and embrace it so he can be more enthusiastic about living life. Do not hesitate to listen to his complaints, be a good listener of the problem, and find out also what causes it does not want to seek treatment, so that a solution can be found. Ask for support from people around the PLWHA to continue to support it in order to get good treatment. You can also introduce him to join his fellow PLWHA, so that they can exchange information regarding the best steps they can take to continue their lives. The rest, help pray for him to be able to change the way he views his illness, so he wants to try to find the best solution, including treatment.
If it is still difficult, you can help him consult a doctor or psychiatrist so that further treated yes ..
I hope this helps.