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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
KENYA: Integration of maternal, HIV services shows results

Nabwire's maternal and child health clinic has started providing HIV services and maternal health services under the same roof, making it more comfortable for her to get treatment for herself and her child.

Published
24 February 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
South Africa: Early Disclosure to Children Could Be Best

Disclosing your child's HIV status to them can be a difficult thing to do for a caregiver, but it's probably the best thing you would have done for them. According to the Wits Institute for Health HIV and Related Diseases, disclosure has incredible benefits.

Published
15 February 2011
From
AllAfrica
South Africa: HIV-positive youth find it hard to cope with loss

HIV-POSITIVE youth often find it hard to cope with their condition if they have lost close family due to the infection.

Published
11 February 2011
From
Sowetan
Thai children: Fighting chronic conditions with a laugh

''It takes much more than drugs to treat a child with HIV,'' said Dr Pope Kosalaraksa. ''Providing treatment for children with HIV is about unfolding their inner problems and making them believe they will live, not die.''

Published
08 February 2011
From
Bangkok Post
South Africa: Bereavement Hinders Progress of HIV Positive Youth - AllAfrica.com

HIV-positive youth often find it hard to cope with their condition if they have lost close family due to the infection.

Published
07 February 2011
From
Google Alerts HIV
ZAMBIA: Don’t ignore the children of sex workers

A small but growing body of research has suggested that the children of sex workers face a range of HIV risks including early sexual debut, low school enrolment, parental abandonment and psychological issues, including social marginalization, related to their mothers’ work.

Published
10 January 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
HIV positive kids shunned, alleges Indian NGO

Eight children, aged between three and 12 years, were denied admission to a prominent school in Gurgaon last year on 'medical grounds' and even the government school they have been shifted to is threatening to remove them as they are HIV positive.

Published
23 December 2010
From
Times of India

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