A PROFILE OF ADOLESCENTS IN HOUSEHOLDS INFECTED WITH, OR AFFECTED BY, HIV AND AIDS

Korita Olivier, Herman Strydom

Abstract


This article will focus on a profile of adolescents’ households infected with, or affected by,
HIV and AIDS. A comprehensive needs assessment by way of a structured schedule was
completed by means of in-depth interviewing. Interviews were conducted with 169 households
in two provinces of South Africa and included two black ethnic groups and a coloured group.
To draw up the profile issues such as demographic data, number of members of households,
main caregiver, child-headed household, school attendance, health and wellbeing, employment,
receiving of grants, total household income, death of parents and family members, and
bereavement counselling were covered

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