Talking to Children About HIV and AIDS


Learning About and Living With HIV/AIDS

Since the world first became acquainted with AIDS more than 20 years ago, the research and literature available about the subject has grown in leaps and bounds. Just try typing “AIDS” into any search engine and you’ll be bombarded with thousands upon thousands of hits. By asking more specific questions about the subject, you can start using the Web to learn how to successfully live with the disease, talk to someone about HIV/AIDS, or get involved in activism organizations.

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Talking to Children About HIV and AIDS

It can be difficult to talk to kids about HIV and AIDS. You might be asking yourself: How do I explain things in a way the children will understand? How much information is too much? The Web can help you answer these questions.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Think about your child’s age and maturity level when you're trying to decide how much to say about HIV/AIDS. Some of the recommended Web sites break down HIV/AIDS into age-appropriate levels designed to increase understanding without creating unnecessary fear of the disease.
  • Web sites that focus on talking to children about a variety of issues are helpful in discussing HIV/AIDS, but a health-oriented Web site will have the most complete medical information about HIV/AIDS to present to your child.

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