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HIV and the family

Ruth Evans and Saul Becker

in Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9781847420220
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301769 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420220.003.0002
HIV and the family

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This chapter examines the social dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the multiple ways that these affect the lives of children and families, within the global context. It summarizes the dynamics of the epidemic in two case-study countries, Tanzania and the UK, and discusses key themes emerging from the literature on the impacts of HIV and AIDS on children and families globally. The chapter focuses on the diverse ways that children and families are affected by HIV and AIDS at the household level. It explores the embodied experiences of people living with HIV and AIDS and the particular dynamics of parenting in this context.

Keywords: AIDS; epidemic; Tanzania; living with HIV; parenting

Chapter.  11330 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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