Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

The HIV/AIDS pandemic is having a devastating impact on the well-being of children, particularly in those countries with the highest HIV prevalence rates in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia. The virus affects children in multiple ways; they may lose one or both parents and other family members, or become infected with the disease.


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Este informe documenta el proceso de la organización Fundamor a cerrar su internado y, con el apoyo de Lumos, reubicar a los niños y niñas internos en nuevas modalidades de atención familiar.


This report documents Fundamor's process of closing its institution in Colombia and moving children to family-based care, drawing out successes and challenges.

Bryan C. McCannon & Zachary Rodriguez - Journal of International Development,

This article investigates whether individuals who were orphaned as a child suffer long‐term consequences on their pro‐sociality.

Masego Katisi, Philip Jefferies, Olebogeng Dikolobe, Onkarabile Moeti, Joshua Brisson, Michael Ungar - Child & Youth Care Forum,

The goal of this study was to investigate the efficacy of the Balekane EARTH program, a 2-week wilderness-based therapeutic intervention in Botswana for children who have been orphaned.

Kingsley Chigbu - African Journal of Social Work,

This paper analyzes the United States of America (U.S). House Resolution 1409 (H.R.1409) also referred to as the “Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2005 (AOVC).”

Zeenat Yassin, Charlene Jennifer Erasmus, Josè Frantz - Global Social Welfare,

This study explored children orphaned by AIDS perceptions and experiences of HIV-related stigma and how it has affected their psychosocial well-being.

Amanda Yoshioka-Maxwell & Eric Rice - AIDS and Behavior,

In the current study, data were collected from 184 youth at drop-in centers in Los Angeles using behavioral health questionnaires to explore the relationships between specific aspects of foster care experiences and engagement in HIV-risk behaviors.

Peiying Zuo , Yinan Wang , Jia Liu, Siyuan Hu, Guoxiang Zhao, Lijie Huang, Danhua Lin - PLoS One,

This study used magnetic resonance imaging to compare adolescent AIDS orphans reared in institutions with a sex- and age-matched group of healthy adolescents reared in families in China using a voxel-based morphometry analysis.

Beth Bradford - CRS, Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children),

Written for USAID and PEPFAR implementing partners, with a focus on OVC practitioners, this is a user-friendly compendium of current resources, information and job aids for early childhood care, stimulation and education.

Ronald Luwangula, Janestic M. Twikirize, Justus Twesigye and Stanley Kitimbo - Social Work Practice in Africa: Indigenous and Innovative Approaches,

This chapter from Social Work Practice in Africa: Indigenous and Innovative Approaches showcases examples of home-grown indigenous and innovative models of social work practice in Uganda, including local models for addressing the HIV/AIDS orphan crisis in Rakai district.