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Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Children Living with HIV in Africa

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This technical brief summarizes promising practices in critical services related to the psychological and social well-being of HIV-infected children in Africa. These include the identification, testing, and counseling of children so that they are linked to appropriate support as early as possible, as well as the provision of ongoing support to help children and their families manage disclosure, stigma, and grief and bereavement processes. The information presented in the brief was collected through a literature review, as well as from interviews with researchers and practitioners addressing the clinical, psychological, and social needs of children around the world. In addition, the brief highlights experiences of eight programs in South Africa and Uganda.

Publisher: John Snow International, U.S. Agency for International Development
Language: English
Format: Web Page
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Audiences: Community Health Workers/Volunteer Caregivers, Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Trainers, Policymakers
Topic Areas: Complications of HIV in Children, Psychosocial Support, Orphans & Affected Families
Resource Type: Program Best Practices