Disclosure of their HIV status to HIV-infected children participating in the ARROW trial in Entebbe, Uganda.
- Department for International Development
- 1 January 2010
- Document Type:
- Research Paper
- Munderi, P., Nahirya-Ntege, P., Katuramu, R., Bwakura-Dangarembizi, M., Lutaakome, J. Thomason, M., Nankya, F., Kyarimpa, J., Namuddu, R., Bagurukira, E., Aber, M., and Musinguzi, M.
A policy of informing children over 8 years old of their HIV-positive status was introduced (two children aged 7 years were also informed as they had been asking questions about tablet taking). Carers, especially those who were not biological parents, often needed professional support to make the disclosure, but they reported that disclosure helped improve children's adherence to antiretroviral therapy.
Presentation from 4th National Paediatric HIV/AIDS conference, Kampala, Uganda, 28-30 September 2010.
Published: 1 January 2010