Developmental Processes Are Incomplete Without The Betterment Of Children From Key Populations

By Joshua Williams, Parent Herald December 03, 12:03 am
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People walk through a new memorial to honor victims of the AIDS epidemic which was dedicated on World AIDS Day on December 1, 2016 in New York City. The 18-foot-high steel sculpture and park sits across the street from the former St. Vincent's Hospital site in the Greenwich Village neighborhood, where many of the early victims of AIDS were diagnosed.
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World Aids Day is celebrated all around the world to show support and care for those who are HIV infected. Key populations where children, sex workers, drug addicts, transgender and gay men are most likely to get an HIV infection.

Children of HIV-positive individuals needs special attention in terms of observation and treatment. A growing number of children have been serious victims of HIV-AIDS which is a serious cause of concern. Statistics suggest that over 450,000 children are infected with AIDS on a daily basis.

According to Huffington Post, Many parents in the key population do not want to register their children with the fear of having their children taken away by the federal government. Due to this practice, their children remain unnoticed, undiagnosed and unregistered.

 From 2013, The Coalition for Children Affected by Aids in association with ten other organizations researched on the children of key population which have high rates of AIDS. The findings were shocking as there are children in these areas which have been neglected in many sides such as education, health and security.

These children face psychological problems and they could be affected in the long run. These children have been ignored and unnoticed and there are certain steps to be followed in order to protect them. Health care services should be provided to families for diagnosis and treatment. Children with HIV should be educated about the virus and discrimination it could create.

These children should get facilities for a better life and they must be included in developmental and educational system. Their civil rights should be protected by law. These steps must be taken to ensure the equitable development target set by Sustainable Development program of united Nations for a better world. The program demands everyone to play their part equally which includes governments, civil society, private sectors and common man.

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