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HIV and Children

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids ) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV . HIV is a problem of 21st century and no country remains unaffected by this killer . It is a well-known fact that AIDS takes away lives of thousands people annually . The problem is worsening when HIV touches innocent children , because they are too young to understand what is going on and what consequences will be [banner_entry_middle]

. HIV-infection is a major setback to child death . Over the past 20 years 20 million adults and 1 .5 million children have been infected with HIV . The statistic seems really horrifying . Furthermore , children may be born with HIV infection

HIV more frequently occurs in Africa and South Asia , especially in India partly due to absence of professional medicine . Projections are published to present the incidence and prevalence of HIV and AIDS in England and Wales for 1995-1999 : the fall is expected among homosexuals though the rise is expected among heterosexuals (up to 25 ) and among children whose mother are infected (up to 60 . Management of children with HIV infection considering is a serious stress for the whole family because child ‘s positive test suggests that either father or mother is infected . It is apparent that treatment should concentrate not only on medical care , but also on family and social care . Medical care tries to prevent and to treat infected organs , whereas social and family care aims at providing support and help in disease treatment process

Therefore , the main points to pay address are : to examine the statistics concerning child ‘s HIV infection to provide an overview of countries exposed the most to HIV infection and , finally to define proper ways of disease management both in hospitals and at homes . Although treatments for AIDS and HIV exist to slow the virus ‘s progression , there is no known cure

References

AIDS .org (n .d . Retrieved January 16 , 2067 from HYPERLINK “http /www .aids .org ” http /www .aids .org

Basic Facts About HIV /AIDS (n .d . Retrieved January 16 , 2067 from HYPERLINK “http /www .amfar .org /cgi-bin /iowa /abouthiv /record .html ?record 3 gclid C PbIv5jI5YkCFRQFEAodOlArGg http /www .amfar .org /cgi-bin /iowa /abouthiv /record .html ?record 3 gclid CP bIv5jI5YkCFRQFEAodOlArGg

Sharland , Mike et al (1997 . Paediatric HIV Infection . Archives of Disease in Childhood , 76 , 293-297

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