Draft Policy in Uganda Recommends HIV-Positive Children Know Their Status as Early as Age 10
June 3, 2010
"A Ugandan draft policy recommending that HIV-positive children be informed of their status by the age of 10 has drawn mixed reactions from health workers," IRIN PlusNews reports. The goal of the policy is to "improve children's adherence to their life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) medicines, which would be easier if they knew why they had to take the drugs," according to Benson Tumwesigye of Uganda's Ministry of Health. The article looks at studies on the issue and includes comments from a health care worker and a parent (6/3).
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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