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Caregiving For Hiv Children

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...children talk about HIV? Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, AIDS Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. Retrieved July 2009 from www.caps.ucsf.edu/pubs/FS/pdf/parentFS.pdf . Nation PTA (2003). Talking with kids about HIV/AIDS. Retrieved March 2005 from www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/healthsafety/hiv_eng.pdf
Ask the Experts

HIV+ and taking care of new grandchild

Q: My husband is HIV poz (undected viral load) x 17 years now and doing "great". I am (-). We have our 1st grand child and as all children do, the baby (7 mos. old) sometimes tries to nibble on our hands. Baby has a couple of teeth. I tell my...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
The answer to your questions is NO, your husband cannot infect the baby by doing all the things you mentioned. Read more »

H1N1 "target" population

The H1N1 "target" population right now includes Health Care workers (including EMTs, etc.). I believe the next "target" group is elementary age, high school, college and pregnant women. When do HIV/AIDS (+) people fit into the "target" population...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...target population. The CDC's target populations for H1N1 vaccination include:Pregnant Women.Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than six months of age.Health care and emergency medical services personnel.All people from six... Read more »

HIV+Hep B and a Baby

Hi!My child's main caregiver (besides her parents) was just diagnosed with both Hep B and HIV.Now I am worried that continuing to care for my daughter will put him at risk since children tend to spread so many germs.Do we have to give up his...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Both Hepatitis B and HIV are transmitted through contaminated blood. This is most efficiently transmitted through sexual intercourse for HBV and injection Read more »

Aids and caregivers

I am a preschool teacher and I was wondering how can I protect myself from becoming infected with the Aids virus from the children I work with? Thank you Likus
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Likus, The HIV virus is only transmitted through blood and sex so you are in no danger. If one of the children cuts themselves and has AIDS be careful how you clean it up. Otherwise the risk is really minimal. DTD Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thailand: Book Helps Children With HIV/AIDS, Caregivers Understand Condition, Medication Regimen, Stigma

...schools, hospitals and HIV/AIDS care programs are using a book, titled "The Dragon in Brenda's Blood," to help HIV-positive children and their caregivers understand the condition, the need to follow a medication regimen and the stigma often... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocate Urges Tanzania to Provide More HIV/AIDS Support to Elderly People, Caregivers

...government to provide more funding and support for HIV/AIDS services targeted at older people, particularly those who provide care to children orphaned by the disease, the Guardian /IPP Media reports. According to Mshigwa, elderly people in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Psychosocial Challenges and Protective Influences for Socio-Emotional Coping of HIV-Positive Adolescents in South Africa: A Qualitative Investigation

...lead to a reduction in mother-to-child transmission, mortality, and orphaning, it will also be accompanied by a large number of children entering adolescence and adulthood with a chronic infectious disease," the study authors noted. Adolescence... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

The Support Needs of Caregivers

...dealing with the effects of HIV on their daily lives. These informal caregivers include significant others, parents, siblings, children and friends. Being a caregiver can be a most rewarding experience. There is a feeling of fulfillment; which... Read more »
Connect With Others

Amazing!

Posted by BusyIam, 1 Reply
...area - good luck with that. On an airplane we are told to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first, then put the mask on our child. That is so you don't pass the Hell out while trying to protect your child. Makes sense. So WHY has my short... Read more »

hiv stories

Posted by Anonymous
...AVERT.ORGAVERT is an international AIDS charity avert.org - bringing you information on HIV & AIDShome about AVERT donate here contact us help & advice site guide Africa Countries & Regions Education Gay & Lesbian Read more »

Impact of maternal loss due to AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm finishing my doctorate in psychology and am investigating the impact of a mother's death due to AIDS on children. I am so excited about this research, and think it will really give those of us in the mental health field more information about Read more »

Family caregiver research

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Family caregiver research. As a family support group facilitator I have witnessed over and over the difficulty of providing care for a loved Read more »