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ISSN: 2375-4494

Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior
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Research Article

Children Living in HIV Families: A Review

Md Shahidul Islam1, Victor Minichiello2* and John Scott3

1School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia

2Emeritus Professor, University of New England & Adjunct Professor, The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

3School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia

*Corresponding Author:
Victor Minichiello
Emeritus Professor
University of New England & Adjunct Professor
The Australian Research Centre in Sex
Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Tel: +61 439 774 099
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: October 01, 2013; Accepted Date: October 16, 2014; Published Date: October 23, 2014

Citation: Islam MS, Minichiello V, Scott J (2014) Children Living in HIV Families: A Review. J Child Adolesc Behav 2:170. doi:10.4172/2375-4494.1000170

Copyright: © 2014 Islam MS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


This review article summarizes the current knowledge about children born or living in families affected by HIV, a topic of recent interest in the HIV field. It also presents a case study of a child's narrative about the implications of living with a HIV parent. The case study is part of a larger study involving both parents and children living with HIV in Bangladesh. The paper discusses the implications of HIV for children, their families, and social services to gain a better understanding of some of the social issues, such as stigma, associated with this illness. The paper recommends that the development of effective social and service interventions using appropriate language, information, and access to social support services are urgently needed to reduce the concerns and increases the life opportunities of children living in HIV families.