Family-centred services for children affected by HIV and AIDS – a new supplement

The Journal of the International AIDS Society, under the leadership of guest editor Linda Richter, is proud to introduce its supplement on ‘Family-centred services for children affected by HIV and AIDS’.

The HIV epidemic continues to place a great burden on children, and the importance that treatment and care for children are integrated into the broader context of family-support schemes is becoming increasingly recognized. In this month’s supplement, Journal of the International AIDS Society has brought together a wide range of articles by leading researchers in the field discussing the rationale for family-centred services and some of the available evidence for the effectiveness of doing so.

The articles presented have been solicited from the ‘The Road to Vienna’ initiative, led by the Coalition on Children Affected by AIDS. The Journal of the International AIDS Society hopes the supplement constitutes a beginning of what could be a groundswell of interest in family-centred services for children affected by HIV and AIDS. Readers are invited to participate in a dialogue on this important and timely issue, by using the ‘comment’ option below each individual article.

 

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