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Helping Children Live with HIV


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Helping Children Live with HIV is a new, innovative community health guide. It is designed to empower families and communities affected by HIV in their efforts to support children’s well-being and healthy development. Richly illustrated, filled with unique stories and practical advice. This resource addresses both the physical and emotional health needs of children living with HIV.


Bold, comprehensive, community-centered care that focuses on solidarity, inclusion, and capability, not just infection.     –Eric Goosby, MD, Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences and former US Global AIDS Coordinator

Pediatric HIV has come a long way from the beginning of the epidemic! Helping Children Live with HIV published by Hesperian Health Guides is a fabulous resource for caregivers, community health workers, social workers, early education advocates, child development specialists.

– ANYONE striving to improve the quality of life for children LIVING with HIV in this era of prevention, treatment and care for ALL children. With simple, yet comprehensive explanations, this guide provides information at a glance dealing with all aspects of care with charming vignettes and beautiful pen-and-ink drawings encompassing family and child portraits from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

–Teresa Courville, RN and Ann Petru, MD, Pediatric HIV and AIDS Program, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland

Helping Children Live with HIV, is exactly what we need in Africa: practical, easy to understand, and medically accurate! It s accessible to everyone, not just professionals, and connects the dots between medicine, mental health, living conditions, and child development for a holistic approach to caring for children with HIV.

This resource takes the capabilities of our parents and family members seriously, recognizing that we are the ones who will learn and grow and teach ourselves to help children affected by HIV thrive and live healthy lives. We are proud to have had a part in creating Helping Children Live with HIV to be a vital resource to care for children and communities affected by HIV and any child made vulnerable by environmental destruction, poverty, sickness, and injustice. Peace without health is no peace at all.

– –Feliciano dos Santos, ED of Estamos Mozambique & Hesperian Field-Testing Partner

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