By Department of Economic and Social Affairs
HIV and AIDS take a profound toll on households. while a loved one turns into in poor health or dies, each person within the relations suffers. In 2001, the United countries common meeting distinct consultation on HIV/AIDS famous the $64000 function performed via the kin in prevention, care and aid. This ebook addresses the problems and demanding situations of HIV/AIDS from a kinfolk standpoint, utilizing info and information from sub-Saharan Africa.
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The loss of either parent to AIDS has a dramatic effect on the structure and functioning of the family, but the nature of the impact differs enormously depending on which parent dies. A father's death has the greatest impact on the family * UNAIDS currently defines children orphaned by HIVIAIDS as those under the age of 17 who have lost one or both parents to AIDS or AIDS-related illnesses; however, it still uses the age group 15-49 to estimate the numbers of adults living with HIV. UNAIDS cautions against using the ;em "AIDS orphans", noting that this term stigmatizes those children and labels them as HIV-positive, regardless of their serostatus.
Although the DHS data sets contain information on family relationships, it is only recently that analysis of these data has been initiated (see J. Bongaarts, "Household size and composition in the developing world in the 1990sV,Population Studies, vol. 55 , pp. 263-279). In order to establish an approximation of family households, single-person households have been subtracted from the total number of households, based on the assumption that in the countries being considered multiple-person households of unrelated individuals represent a very small fraction of "true" family households.
In many societies, longstanding traditions surrounding child-rearing or spousal relations, for example, have become outmoded before new conventions are developed or accepted, creating a kind of normative vacuum. 39Each of the three HIVIAIDS epidemics constitutes just such a challenge. Topouzis and du Guerny emphasize that strategies for reducing vulnerability to HIVIAIDS must address the most basic needs of those at risky as indicated in box 2. In terms of family function, vulnerable families can be described as those likely to experience the following: The ability to adapt or cope in difficult circumstances is described as resilience.
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