USAID convened this technical consultation to determine a course for an increased response to children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS. The specific objectives were to: - Review the most current research on the impact of HIV/AIDS on children; - Share promising models, programs, and approaches to support affected children and their families; - Consider lessons from research and experience to formulate recommendations for an expanded response to the epidemic's impact on children and their families. With general consensus on what to do, a Strategic Framework which proposes how to achieve the UNGASS goals, and the promise of new resources, this Consultation considered the challenges and actions required to accelerate and expand the response for children affected by HIV/AIDS. Over the course of three days, some 400 participants considered lessons from research and experience to determine how best to provide material and technical support to meet the immediate and future needs of affected children, their families, and communities.
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