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Chapter 5: Talking with children about HIV

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HealthWiki > Helping Children Live with HIV > Chapter 5: Talking with children about HIV


Talking with your child about HIV can be difficult for many reasons. It is understandable to want to protect children from worries. And some topics connected with HIV, such as sex and death, commonly are not discussed with children — or talked about much at all! So it can be hard to even begin the conversation. And talking with your child about HIV can mean answering a lot of questions.

 a child speaking
What is HIV?
How do people get it?
Does it hurt?



This page was updated:27 Nov 2019