About this book
This book focuses on the issues encountered by children and young people who are living with HIV/AIDS. It examines their lived experiences associated with HIV/AIDS, and studies groups of children and youngsters from around the globe. Connecting empirical information with real-life situations, the book brings together results from empirical research that relates to these children and young people. Its chapters can be used as evidence for health care providers to implement socially and culturally appropriate services to assist individuals and groups of children and young people who are living with HIV/AIDS in many societies. Many of these young people are from the most marginalized and vulnerable groups; and many have been orphaned by the death of their HIV-positive parents. Marginalized young people such as refugees, migrants and street children are most at risk due to the use of illicit drugs, their exposure to unprotected sex (in exchange for food, money and protection), and stigma associated with their marginalized lives. The impact that HIV/AIDS has on the opportunities for these young people to be able to lead healthy adult lives is considerable. This book gives a voice to these children and young people and advances our understanding of their lived experiences and needs.
AIDS Public Policies in Cameroon Adolescents Born with HIV in Thailand Adolescents living with HIV in South Africa Children and Young People Living with HIV/AIDS Everyday Life of HIV Positive Adolescents HIV Positive Children and Adolescents (ALHIV) in the UK HIV Prevention for Adolescent Women in Africa HIV-Positive Adolescents in Botswana HIV/AIDS among Street Children in South Africa Health Care of children Living wih HIV in Kenya Life Experiences of HIV-Positive Youth in Canada Living with HIV-Positive Parents in Bangladesh Mental Health and HIV-Positive Young Men in China Perinatally-Acquired HIV (PHIV) Sexual Risk Behavior among Young Men in Africa Young LGBT People and Increasing Risk for HIV/AIDS Young People with HIV in Australia Youth with HIV and Social Technologies