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Indian J Psychol Med. 2013 Jan;35(1):19-22. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.112195.

Psychosocial Issues of Children Infected with HIV/AIDS.

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Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


The chronic medical conditions in the paediatric population pose a range of potential psychosocial challenges not only to the child, but also to the family members and health care providers. This paper comprehensively reviews the psychosocial issues of children infected with HIV and AIDS and offer some of the strategies to address the issues comprehensively by multidisciplinary team.


Children; human immunodeficiency virus infection; psychosocial issues

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