Behavior and psychological functioning of young children of HIV-positive mothers in South Africa.

@article{Sipsma2013BehaviorAP,
  title={Behavior and psychological functioning of young children of HIV-positive mothers in South Africa.},
  author={Heather L Sipsma and Irma F. Eloff and Jennifer D Makin and Michelle Finestone and Liesel Ebersohn and Maretha Visser and Kathleen J Sikkema and Charmayne A Boeving Allen and Ron{\'e}l Ferreira and Brian Wc Forsyth},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={
          721-5
        }
}
Adults with HIV are living longer due to earlier diagnosis and increased access to antiretroviral medications. Therefore, fewer young children are being orphaned and instead, are being cared for by parents who know they are HIV positive, although they may be asymptomatic. Presently, it is unclear whether the psychological functioning of these young children is likely to be affected or, alternatively, whether it is only when a mother is ill, that children suffer adverse effects. We, thus, aimed… CONTINUE READING
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