Facilitating HIV testing and disclosure with children and adolescents: a report on barriers and challenges in facilitating testing and disclosure for children in 0-6,7-14 and 15-18 age groups, an operations research conducted in Andhra Pradesh and Manipur

Case Studies & Research
New Delhi
India HIV/AIDS Alliance
42 p.

This research is specifically aimed at understanding current barriers, and to provide possible short to medium term solutions, to those working to provide child-centric care and support. The study focuses on three broad objectives: Identifying challenges and factors that prevent the community from seeking HIV testing of their children; Understanding issues related to disclosure of HIV status to children, and the social impact related to disclosure faced by parents and children; Using the study findings in formulating practical solutions to address these issues, and to come up with practical recommendations on building synergistic links between policy and practice.

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