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This study provides a qualitative analysis of the circumstances and consequences of parental caregiving to adult children with AIDS in Thailand. The analysis is based on 20 open-ended interviews, mainly with parents of an adult son or daughter who died of AIDS within the few prior years. The results reveal the circumstances that lead to parental caregiving, the tasks involved and the stress, and the consequences for their emotional, social and economic well-being.
The purpose of this national assessment of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS is threefold: to reveiw Mozambiques's overall programming and policy for orphans and other children made vulnerable by the AIDS epidemic, to identify opportunities for development of community-based responses in a multi-sectorial planning context, and to work with UNICEF staff and others to mainstream programming across sectors.
Children make up half the population of many African countries, and the proportion is growing.Yet, when it comes to decisions about Africa's problems and its future, they are rarely central to the debate. The role of protecting the poorest and most vulnerable children is left to the poorest government ministries.The poorest families are forced to pay for - or go without - healthcare for their children. …
Examines the integration of HIV-related prevention and care in the maternal-child health setting. Discusses experiences to date and practical strategies for improving services.
This report presents the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of higher risk teenagers toward HIV testing in intimate and often poignant detail. As teens describe their fears and painful transgressions relating to sexual experiences with others, we are provided with considerable insight into the lives of inner-city youth and the challenges they face as they move from childhood to adulthood.This research discovered troubling attitudes among teenagers towards condom use. …
The broad objective of this study is to determine the impact of HIV/AIDS on the child's well-being with a view to identifying the appropriate methods for mitigating these effects and finding objective arguments for making a case for urgent action.These objectives will be met by collecting secondary data though a review of existing documents on the subject on one part and by collecting primary data by a series of field interviews on the other hand. …
This booklet examines the impact of HIV/AIDS on young people, looking at why they are being hit by the epidemic. It puts forward some ideas for HIV/AIDS prevention education and lists some principles for working with young people.
This booklet is the third in a series of publications that address key themes of UNESCO's work on HIV and AIDS and the education sector. It discusses issues affecting educators in the context of HIV and AIDS, including training, conduct, and care and support. It also includes a bibliography, a list of practical tools and resources, and sources of additional information.
Developing effective interventions to mitigate the devastation of HIV/AIDS causes among children and families requires giving careful attention to both ends of the epidemic's spectrum of impacts. It is vitally important to understand the problems on a human scale, what happens to parents, children, and orphans' guardians. But this perspective, by itself, is not adequate to guide a strategic response to these problems. It is also essential to keep in mind the magnitude and scale of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and its collective impacts.
Explores the specific issues that cluster around the provision of "care" in the context of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.
One of the case studies documents the experiences in Thailand. This report provides food for thought for other existing projects and useful advice for people who are planning to create their own projects.
Although caring for children orphaned by AIDS is increasingly acknowledged as a priority area for HIV/AIDS and development programs, there is limited knowledge on caregivers. Rapidly growing numbers of children orphaned by AIDS warrants increased attention from researchers, policy makers, and program planners. This paper explores dominant theoretical and policy paradigms of care for children orphaned by AIDS. …
This document provides a strategic framework to assist national and local planners, implementers, and donors in setting priorities, and outlines the steps necessary to develop responsive care and support programs for orphans, children affected by AIDS and other vulnerable children. It also elaborates on the role that FHI can play in this effort.
This is a report of a symposium on the status and trends of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world. The symposium was organized in France by the Monitoring the AIDS Pandemic Network. It aimed to foster the exchange of information on status and trends for use by international, national and local bodies. The main topics covered include: 1)the state of the epidemic in 1998; 2)migration and HIV/AIDS; 3)inequities in care and support for those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS; 4)mother-to-child transmission; 5)HIV transmission in the health care setting; 6)AIDS orphans; 7)interaction between tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS programmes; and 8)general recommendations.
This strategy paper fills the need of developing a programming strategy, reflecting UNICEF's 1996 policy on children in need of special protection measures, for children who have suffered temporary or permanent loss of family and/or primary care givers. While UNICEF has developed basic programming approaches in this area since 1989, the growing numbers of children who are being placed at risk by loss of care givers due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic has created the possibilities of a crisis of very larrge proportions for such children in the coming decade.