Disclosure of HIV Status to Children: Global Lessons and India Practice

Project Description

The disclosure of HIV status to children who are infected with HIV, or who have a parent who is HIV-positive, is an important and sensitive issue. The focus of this activity will be to work with several organizations that are directly addressing disclosure of HIV status to children through programs or services provided to OVC and/or their families. This activity will examine whether, when, and how disclosure is made to children as well as the degree and type of support that is provided afterwards in order to improve our understanding of effective approaches to appropriately disclosing HIV status, and how to best support children once they have this knowledge. The broader policy implications for NGOs, government, and counseling services will also be explored.

This is one project under the CGHD’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children Research in India.

Project Details

Principal Investigator Jonathon Simon
Boston University Co-Investigators Malcolm Bryant, Jenny Ruducha
Collaborators
  • Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT)
  • Community Health Education Society (CHES)
  • Sneha Charitable Trust (SCT)
  • WAG-CHELSEA
Country(ies) India
Dates of Research 2011–2012
Donor/Funder