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What it means to be an HIV positive couple with a positive child

I am Innocent Bitandema, a 41-year-old peasant. I am married to Gloria Ahimbisibwe, a housewife aged 35 with four children. In 2004, I started coughing and I had on and off fever. When the cough became profuse, I went to the health centre where I was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). go →

Published
16 November 2011
From
Key Correspondents
'We are humans, not animals': HIV positive children served eviction notice in Jaipur

In an upper middle class  neighbourhood in Jaipur, 19 children, all HIV positive,  have found a home of their own.  They're now in danger of losing it.  An eviction notice, based on complaints by neighbours, has been served by their landlord.

Published
10 November 2011
From
NDTV
AIDS leads to increase in child-headed households in Mozambique

The spread of HIV/AIDS has led to an increase in child-headed households in Africa, particularly in Mozambique. An estimated 24 thousand homes in the country are made up entirely of children, according to UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund.

Published
20 October 2011
From
UN Radio
Help when you're troubled: getting the right psychological support

Gus Cairns looks at the new Standards for psychological support for adults living with HIV.

Published
13 October 2011
From
HIV treatment update
51% of HIV-affected households in Cambodia live in hunger: UNDP

Some 51 percent of the HIV/AIDS- infected households in Cambodia are living in hunger, said a new UN survey released here on Thursday, calling for more attention to the need for HIV-sensitive social protection mechanisms.

Published
25 August 2011
From
Xinhuanet.com
The illusions of psychiatry

How objective is the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? Why is the pyschiatric profesison so dependent on the pharmaceutical industry for status? Why is the behaviour of  American children increasingly the trigger to medicate them?

Published
28 June 2011
From
New York Review of Books
Young adults who were infected at birth: the complexities of lifelong HIV are increasingly apparent

Although 85% of young adults who take antiretroviral therapy have an undetectable viral load, the complexities and complications of lifelong HIV infection are becoming increasingly apparent, researchers told

Published
11 April 2011
By
Roger Pebody
More families are adopting HIV-positive children

While most adoptions present challenges, there's a distinctive set of them facing parents who decide to adopt children living with HIV. A twice-daily medication regimen, lingering prejudice and fear, uncertainty about the child's longevity and marriage prospects.

Published
03 April 2011
From
The Seattle Times
Understanding the needs of adolescents living with HIV in Zambia

With growing numbers of adolescents living with HIV in Zambia there are concerns that their psychosocial, sexual health and reproductive health needs are not being met.

Published
29 March 2011
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
UK: New support camp for HIV-positive teenagers

A new support camp for HIV-positive 13-17 year olds living in the UK, which was held for the first time last summer, was an overwhelmingly positive experience for the children involved, according to an evaluation carried out by Sigma Research.

Published
28 March 2011
From
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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