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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
Wanted: Home for shunned HIV orphan

A four-year-old HIV-positive girl from Nalbari, who was abandoned by her family after her parents died, has no place to go because orphanages in the state have refused to take her in.

Published
22 December 2010
From
Calcutta Telegraph
RWANDA: Stronger Support for Children Affected by HIV

220,000 children affected by AIDS are benefiting from social and medical assistance from the Rwandan government and its development partners.

Published
20 December 2010
From
Inter Press Service
Rwanda: New Hope for Orphans

UYISENGA N'IMANZI is a local Non-Governmental Organisation , supported by UNICEF that is modeling an approach to address the special needs of children orphaned by the genocide, AIDS and other causes by providing them with medical, psycho-social counseling, educational, financial as well economic development skills support.

Published
20 December 2010
From
AllAfrica
Global Fund Welcomes Japan's New Global Health Policy

The Global Fund warmly welcomes Japan’s Global Health Policy (2011-2015) which aims to push progress towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals by expanding effective health initiatives for mothers and their new-born babies.

Published
06 December 2010
From
The Global Fund
The beginning of change: the 2010 CHIVA summer camp

Following on from our issue looking at young people, in October, guest writer Bakita Kasadha talks to the organisers and participants in the UK’s summer camp for teenagers

Published
02 December 2010
From
HIV treatment update
Stars switch off social media for AIDS cause

A host of celebrities including Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake will temporarily sign off their social media platforms in support of Keep A Child Alive.

Published
28 November 2010
From
CBC

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