The psychosocial factors associated with paediatric and adolescent HIV infection: A Critical Review
Fitzsimons, Emma (2009) The psychosocial factors associated with paediatric and adolescent HIV infection: A Critical Review. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
Background: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a worldwide epidemic, with millions of children infected globally (UNAIDS and WHO, 2007). The delevopment of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) has enabled children to live a relatively normal life, surviving into adolescence and beyond (Stille, Berrien and Krause, 2001). There is a lack of knowledge regarding the impact of HIV infection on children (UNAIDS, 2007), therefore, a review of the psychosocial factors associated with the infection and their impact on infected children is required.
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