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SOUTH AFRICA: The difference AIDS makes to vulnerable children

New South African research shows that AIDS-affected children struggle with educational and mental health issues more than their peers, who are vulnerable for other reasons.

Published
05 November 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
Social Protection Needed To Protect And Support Children Affected By HIV And AIDS

In an effort to forge greater commitment for child sensitive social protection policies, 40 parliamentarians from ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are gathering for a three day meeting in Windhoek, Namibia...

Published
24 October 2010
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Social Protection, a Human Right?

Without contributions from well wishers and government grants of between 68 and 104 dollars per month per child, the House of Mother and Child in Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, would barely be able to provide for the 18 vulnerable children who call the place home.

Published
16 October 2010
From
Inter Press Service
JD and Max tell their stories

The geographical transition from paediatrics to adult care was minimal. In fact leaving the sixth floor of St Mary’s to go to their ground floor 900 Clinic

Published
01 October 2010
From
HIV treatment update
Young adults who have lived their whole lives with HIV

Thanks to antiretroviral drugs, individuals who were infected with HIV as a baby are now reaching 30. Their challenges are daunting.

Published
16 September 2010
From
The Philadelphia Inquirer
HIV-positive orphans face new dilemma

As the life expectancy of children living with HIV increases, where do AIDS orphans who have been cared for in institutions all their lives go for help after they turn 18? Caregivers and counsellors now have to deal with issues of dating, sex and health education, accommodation and tertiary education.

Published
14 September 2010
From
Press release
KENYA: Help HIV-positive children in pain, urges HRW

A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Kenyan government needs to do more to provide palliative care for children with chronic illnesses, including cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Published
09 September 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
HIV+ suspect 4-yr-old girl sent out of school in India

A four-year old child of HIV-positive parents was forced from school in Anantapur by parents of other pupils this week.

Published
25 August 2010
From
Times of India
Adolescents living with HIV face complex psychosocial concerns: require targeted, comprehensive services

As the number of young people living with HIV increases internationally, new and innovative ways to talk about sex, disclosure, and health need to be developed for

Published
20 July 2010
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Testing children in UK: progress made, but more work needed for older children and those living abroad

Efforts to improve the detection of HIV infection in children born to HIV-positive patients were reported in a series of posters at the joint conference

Published
27 April 2010
By
Roger Pebody

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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