What is it about?

It is about telling or disclosing HIV positive status for children who acquired HIV from their parents

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Why is it important?

The aim of this study was to assess the level and factors associated with caregivers’ disclosure of perinatally HIV-infected (PHIV+) children’s seropositive status


Disclosing HIV status as early as is very important because these children/Adolescents may be engaged in sexual activities in later age and can be transmitting the infection to others as well as they are also can be exposed to other serotypes. Early disclosure has the potential to adherence to treatments and also accept the condition.

Mr. Aklilu Abrham
Haramaya University

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This page is a summary of: Perinatally acquired HIV-positive status disclosure and associated factors in Dire Dawa and Harar, Eastern Ethiopia: a health facility-based cross-sectional study, BMJ Open, August 2018, BMJ, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019554.
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