AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children in India: Problems, Prospects, and Concerns

@article{Kumar2012AIDSOA,
  title={AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children in India: Problems, Prospects, and Concerns},
  author={Anant Kumar},
  journal={Social Work in Public Health},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={205 - 212}
}
  • Anant Kumar
  • Published 29 March 2012
  • Psychology
  • Social Work in Public Health
This article reviews and discusses the problems, responses, and concerns of orphans and vulnerable children in India. The article shows that HIV/AIDS programs and interventions are vital for survival and welfare of orphan and vulnerable children, but they have reached only to a small fraction of the most vulnerable children. The article suggests a number of measures that government and civil society could take to address the problems and emphasizes the need to learn from other countries… 

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