For children affected by HIV and AIDS, the risks of poverty and loss of livelihood are compounded by the risk of losing family care - their first line of protection. While cash transfers alone are not the solution, they can be an important element of an overall care package for children. Social protection measures - including social transfers (cash, in-kind [food] or vouchers), family support services, and alternative care - can help mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS by reducing poverty and family separation. Integrated social protection, in line with the internationally agreed Framework for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS, can contribute to better health, education and protection outcomes.
UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Children and HIV and AIDS, Working Group on Social Protection
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