Influence of Religion and Spirituality on HIV Positive People

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Laveena D’Mello
Govindaraju B. M
Meena Monteiro


Religion and spiritual beliefs have been frequently associated with greater psychological well-being among illness populations, little is known about the specific benefits individuals’receive from pooja and meditations. Our culture says it is necessary to remember Godonstantly while doing our daily duties and tasks. We can make God as our companion; wean talk to Him, Consult Him, demand His help and guidance. People even force and blamem for the difficulties they face in their day-to-day life. Along with this sometimes generalnotion of the human being is that, when difficulties come, it is the God who is not pleasedwith their act and even think that a curse from him, especially when the person is sufferingfrom chronic illnesses. Religion can also be a product of coping when a person is in stressand can increase their religious faith. As part of an individual's general orienting system,religion influences how individuals appraise situations, participate in activities, and developgoals for themselves in particular when faced with difficult situations. The main aim of thispaper is to know the influence of religion and spirituality on HIV positive people and theobjectives are to understand the religious patterns and practices they follow especially at thetime of crisis Secondly to identify the use of religion and spirituality as a coping mechanismduring a chronic incurable illness like HIV/AIDS. The Research Design will be Exploratoryin nature


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Laveena D’Mello, Govindaraju B. M, & Meena Monteiro. (2017). Influence of Religion and Spirituality on HIV Positive People. International Journal of Management, Technology and Social Sciences (IJMTS), 2(1), 1–5.

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