Turning the Tide for HIV-Affected Families

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Span Magazine

The orphans and vulnerable children program—which serves children and adolescents who are at risk of infection, live with HIV or with HIV-positive caregivers—provide peer-led and family-centric care. One such USAID project, ACCELERATE, implemented by John Hopkins University, works closely with national and regional stakeholders to offer HIV-infected and affected children and adolescents consolidated care, including educational support, nutrition-related items, counseling and awareness campaigns on menstrual hygiene, sanitary pads distribution; and life skills education, says Sukhvinder Kaur, project management specialist at USAID India.