CARING FOR AIDS ORPHANS: THE EXPERIENCES OF ELDERLY GRANDMOTHER CAREGIVERS AND AIDS ORPHANS

  • N. Alpaslan Huguenot College
  • S.L. Mabutho Nyangagwe Hospital
Keywords: HIV, AIDS, HIV/AIDS-related diseases, orphans, caregivers, aids orphans

Abstract

Barnett and Blaikie (1992:2) postulate that the advent of the HIV/AIDS phenomenon seems to have caught countries unaware, and there has been virtually no plan to curb and/or prevent this pandemic. The cost involved in the treatment of HIV/AIDS-related diseases, as well as all the research undertaken in an effort to find a cure for the disease, is also taking its toll on the economies of countries, more so in some cases than in others (Barnett & Blaikie, 1992:2-7).Amidst all these economic problems there are also the soci al problems which, if not created by the coming of HIV/AIDS, at least are exacerbated by its presence (Barnett & Blaikie, 1992:2-7). Orphanhood is one such problem that needs careful handling, as it impacts on the youth who are the future generation of every nation.

Author Biographies

N. Alpaslan, Huguenot College
Huguenot College, Wellington, South Africa
S.L. Mabutho, Nyangagwe Hospital
Nyangagwe Hospital, Francistown, Botswana
Published
2005-05-03
How to Cite
Alpaslan, N., & Mabutho, S. (2005). CARING FOR AIDS ORPHANS: THE EXPERIENCES OF ELDERLY GRANDMOTHER CAREGIVERS AND AIDS ORPHANS. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 41(3), 276-295. https://doi.org/10.15270/41-3-1029
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