I am an advocate for people living with HIV and have had a very difficult time finding reading materials for kids who are HIV positive. Your Web site is the only one I have found that is written for kids. I am very impressed. How did you water down the information but make it understandable? My questions are: Is a hard copy of this site available, especially "The Story of HIV" and "Meet the HIV"? The kids I work with do not have access to the Web. Are there other resources for kids? Keep up the great work.
-- Advocate, Portland, Oregon USA
Thank you for your interest in our Kids Connect Web site. Unfortunately, at this time the storyboard about HIV is exactly that, a storyboard. We have received mail from other visitors who have expressed interest in a hard copy of this story. We are in the process of seeking funding to reproduce the story for a bound book targeted to children and youth.
There are other books -- one specifically titled, "You and HIV: A day at a Time" by Lynn S. Baker, published by W.B. Saunders Company, 1991 -- that maybe useful to you. Also a book about disclosure titled, "How Can I Tell You" by Mary Tasker, published by the Association for the Care of Children's Health, 1992.
Please continue visiting our sites... Who knows? Maybe there will be an announcement about our new publication titled "The Story of HIV" and "Meet the HIV."
Do you have any information on summer camps for children with HIV/AIDS on the West Coast?
Try Camp Pacific Heartland. Their Web site address is: www.camppacificheartland.org