, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 99-134

Resilience and Risk: Childhood and Uncertainty in the AIDS Epidemic

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Abstract

In a study of depression and risk amongHIV-affected young people (children whose parents areinfected with or have died from HIV/AIDS), subjectsdid not report high risk sexual or substance usebehavior. Findings are attributed to parentalparticipation in a community-based HIV service programthat provides parents with HIV prevention educationand long term social and emotional support. Multi-generational community based models ofprevention that include parents as critical elementsof instruction may also be effective in substanceabuse treatment programs and in programs for childrenwho experience difficulty in school.