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Can A Kid Get AIDS

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How do you tell your kids that a family member has AIDS?

My children and I have shared a home with my fiance and his brother, who has AIDS, for the past year. My sons are 11 and 8 and have not been told that their future uncle has AIDS. I realize that AIDS is not airborne, but I am worried that I am...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. First of all, HIV is not transmitted through any form of household casual contact, so your kids would not be at any risk just by living in the same house. There would only be a risk if they were directly exposed to... Read more »

aids and kids

hi there my cousin gave birth to a healthy daughter 16 years ago. She never told us until 3 years... Read more »

Child's Casual Contact with HIV infected person

Hi,Every week, I bring my two year old with me to visit my grandmother. My cousin also lives with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington, D.C.: College Athletes Use Sports to Teach Kids About AIDS

...Spencer, the project's founder and a former member of the Georgetown University rowing team. "Athletes have a unique reach to kids especially with something as stigmatized as HIV/AIDS. There sometimes can be a gap between teachers and students.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Profiles Documentary Aimed to Help Parents Discuss Sex, HIV/AIDS With Their Kids

... New York Times reporter Donald McNeil on Tuesday profiled the new documentary "Please Talk to Kids About AIDS," which aims to help parents talk about sex and HIV/AIDS with their children. The film features two sisters -- Vineeta Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV/AIDS Kids Enjoying Their Own Magical Summer

...people don't understand and if you tell them your story, some people don't want to be around you." About half of Camp Kindle's kids are HIV-positive, while the others are HIV-negative but in some way are affected by the disease. Thanks to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Focusing on the Kids AIDS Left Behind

...AIDS orphans, co-founder Patricia Shafer worked with native South African Lyndall Hare to build a platform to raise awareness of children orphaned by AIDS. They focused on South Africa because of personal connections, recruiting Catherine... Read more »
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AIDS mom & child

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...possible. We are both on meds now and CD4 counts getting higher and viral load undectable. Want some input from other mothers of kids with AIDS. Thanks. Read more »

Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
...direction and help. I help place children with special needs for adoption. We have a little girl a family wants to adopt, she is HIV positive from birth, now 8 years old. The family uses private insurance as he is a contractor. They must be... Read more »

Will a child with hiv exhibit symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If a child was born or contracted hiv as a child, would they eventually exhibit syptoms when they are older? I thought they would but read somewhere that a child got Read more »

Project Officer: Child focusedHIV/AIDS Interventi

Posted by Anonymous
...quality of our peer education programme and for developing innovative and creative strategies to strengthen the participation of children in all aspects of our work. Key Competencies - Vietnamese national / University degree - Experience in... Read more »