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HIV/AIDS Orphans
A look at the vertical transmission of the HIV/AIDS virus from mother to child in Africa.
# 46553 | 1,941 words | 25 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 15, 2004 in Medical and Health (General) , Geography (General) , Hot Topics (General)

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This paper provides a brief introduction to the HIV/AIDS increase in the African region and, together with comparative statistics, it provides an overview of the socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS on women and children who are orphaned. Following the overview, the impact of the vertical transmission of HIV/AIDS virus from mother to child is discussed, as well as an analysis of how an orphaned child suffers after his/her parent(s) have succumbed to the deadly disease. It concludes with a look at the initiatives taken up by the government, NGOs, or communities to help these orphans.

Thesis Statement
The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphaned Children
Government, NGOs', Communities' Initiatives for Orphaned Children

From the Paper:

"While, UNAIDS has estimated that approximately six million HIV/AIDS infections occur each year, most of them in South Africa. Among which ten percent of these occur in children, due to mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) of HIV. This is the tangible indication of the epidemic's impact on South African and other sub-Saharan African countries with the increase number of "AIDS orphans" who have lost and still losing both parents to the disease (UN Integrated Regional Information Networks). Thus, due to the vertical transmission of HIV/AIDS from the mother to child, one third of Africa's children would be orphan and which already has orphaned around 1.2 million children in South Africa (Terreblanche. 2001). This growing number of AIDS orphans and the phenomenon of bringing up orphaned children have raised the need for urgent responses, involvement and research. In 1999, Rose Smart therefore, conducted a prompt evaluation of children suffering from HIV/AIDS in South Africa, under the aegis of Save the Children."

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