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Perinatología y reproducción humana

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CORDOVA, ARMANDO  and  LARTIGUE, TERESA. Evaluación de dos casos de madres con VIH, mediante la entrevista de apego adulto. Perinatol. Reprod. Hum. [online]. 2004, vol.18, n.2, pp.119-131. ISSN 2524-1710.

Objective: To identify the attachment classification of two women with HIV with the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). Material and methods: Two women out of a sample of 37 (taken from "HIV/AIDS and Personality Disorders in Pregnant Women" project); who had done the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), agreed to participate in this part of the project. The AAI was audio-recorded, verbatim transcripted and evaluated -after a through certification process- according to the system developed by Main, Goldwyn and Hesse. The two women were similar in age, occupation, marital status, being mothers, having a couple and a depression. Results: Two women, 23 and 26 years old, both married and working at their home; the first with three pregnancies and the other with one; both with HIV as their couples. In the experience aspect of their childhood: both suffered neglect and a diminished love or care by their parents; rejection was also found mainly in case one. It was found that both cases had a Disoriented/Unresolved classification with an Autonomous second classification, due to unresolved traumatic experiences; and the Autonomous secondary classification, as a result of the compensating influence of a substitute attachment figure, during childhood. Conclusions: Both women had a difficult childhood with traumatic events that were not resolved and that could be transmitted to their infants as a Disorganized Attachment.

Keywords : Adult Attachment Interview (AAI); pregnancy; HIV/AIDS; disorganized attachment.

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