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Psychological aspects of HIV infection in children.

TitlePsychological aspects of HIV infection in children.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsForsyth, Brian W.
JournalChild and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America
Date Published2003 Jul
KeywordsAdolescent, Child, Child Care, Child Welfare, Family Health, Health Services Needs and Demand, HIV Infections, Humans, Parents, Stress, Psychological, Substance-Related Disorders, Truth Disclosure
AbstractDespite advances in the pharmaceutical treatment of HIV disease, there are still an increasing number of people living with the disease, and an increasing number of children and adolescents are personally affected by the epidemic. The psychological effects on these children are significant and relate not only to a parent's degree of illness and the threat of death but also to the association of the disease with substance abuse and the pervasive effects of the stigma that surround it. To intervene optimally on behalf of these children, programs must be multidisciplinary and take a holistic approach to address specific social and psychological issues and ensure stability in a child's care giving.
Alternate JournalChild Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am

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