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date: 25 January 2021

HIV/AIDS: Childrenlocked

  • Larry D. Icard, Larry D. IcardCollege of Public Health, Temple University
  • Jacqueline J. LloydJacqueline J. LloydTemple University
  •  and Gisoo BarnesGisoo BarnesTemple University

Summary

HIV/AIDS has introduced an array of issues and needs for children, youth, and their families. Family-focused interventions have emerged as a viable strategy for researchers and practitioners seeking effective and appropriate responses for the prevention, treatment, and care of children, youth, and families affected by HIV/AIDS. This discussion provides an overview of the epidemiology of HIV infection among children and youth, and highlights common elements and trends in the development, implementation, and testing of family-focused interventions. The discussion concludes with a commentary on areas for future attention.

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