HIV/AIDS and Vulnerable Adolescents

Introduction

HIV/AIDS and adolescents

Children affected by HIV

 

Introduction

HIV/AIDS and adolescents

HIV/AIDS - A problem that affects more and more youth

In Moldova, there are 4,131 people registered as infected with the HIV virus (December 2007). These are the official numbers. The real number of those infected is much higher. Half of the cases are young people between the ages of 20 and 29 years old.

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Children affected by HIV

Although the situation with HIV/AIDS in Moldova is worrying, no concrete data exists regarding the number of children actually infected with or affected by HIV, nor concerning the needs of these children. Neither have there been any activities or information campaigns carried out at the national level to combat the discrimination, stigmatization, and isolation faced by the children affected by HIV/AIDS.

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