implementation, an integral medical attention model that improves quality of
life in people with HIV - a fieldwork experience in Mexico City
T. Clemades1,2, A. Martínez1, H.E. Sandoval1, M. Andrade1, J. Lopez1, J.E.A.N. Perezpeña1
1Fundación Clemades Cuenta Conmigo, A.C., Mexico City, Mexico, 2CAPASITS (Centros Ambulatorios de Prevención y Atención en SIDA e ITS), Naucalpan, Mexico
medical management of people with sexually transmitted infections (MIPITS). It is a model used in people with
HIV, and how this contributes to improving the quality of life of the people who
have participated in this experience.
2007 up to the present, the medical attention model known as MIPITS has been
used among people with HIV, aiming at improving their quality of life. A
biological, psycho-educational, psycho-therapeutic, socio-cultural and spiritual
approach has been used for this purpose.
with the biological approach all of the complaints referred by the user have
been taken care of, searching objectively for other sexually transmitted
infections that the user may also have. Regarding the psycho-educational and
psycho-therapeutic issues, several ericksonian psychotherapeutic techniques have
been used which allow, in an indirect manner, to work with the individual's
subconscience, offering to him/her new insights and tools to cope with daily
challenges and those related to living with HIV. Regarding the socio-cultural
issue, the person's needs are also taken into account from his/her cultural and
social perspective. At a spiritual level we try to awaken the users' resilience
in order for them to discover a new sense in their lives after being diagnosed
Lessons learned: With
this model, the users have gotten a better and faster accepting of their HIV
living condition. Medical indications have been easier to remember, and it
improves antiretroviral treatment adherence and other adjuvant drugs.
Next steps: We
plan on replicating this model in other local and national governmental and non
governmental institutions. A manual or a book will be produced that serve as a
guide or a reference source for physicians interested in using this model.
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