Volume 24, Issue 2 (1995)
Pediatric HIV: School-Based Sequelae and Curricular Interventions for Infection Prevention and Social Acceptance
Steven Landau, John B. Pryor, Katrine Haefli
Abstract: Recently, risk factors related to the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS have shifted dramatically. Adolescents have experienced the largest annual increase in national cases of HIV infection, and there is an alarming increase in the number of infants born to HIV-infected mothers. In response, school psychologists must become expert in issues pertaining to pediatric HIV/AIDS. To this end, medical consequences of HIV disease are described, and the psycho educational and psychosocial sequelae are presented. In addition, recommendations for school-based AIDS education programs, designed to prevent HIV transmission and enhance the social acceptance of HIV-infected individuals, are discussed.
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