How having HIV positive parents affects the lives of orphans

Devine, Sean, and Graham, D. (1999) How having HIV positive parents affects the lives of orphans. AIDSNET Newsletter, 1. pp. 38-45.

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The AIDS problem in the community doesn't end when the sufferer dies. The children left behind suffer badly too: loosing a parent to AIDS, and the way society may treat them because of this are heavy blows to bear. The future prospects of these children are determined in the periods prior to and following the death of a parent. We should not write off such a child, however grim the situation may seem, as just another orphan, because he or she will be suffering from pressures and influences completely different from those of other orphans and these pressures often doom these children to a life of depression, hopelessness and perhaps serious psychological damage and problems when they themselves become adults and parents. This study is an attempt to show how the experiences of AIDS-orphans are different from those of other orphans and suggest ways which may help these children adjust and cope.

Item ID: 18629
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1685-2192
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 02:29
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 100%
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