Children will actively respond HIV/AIDS
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Gathering children - main force of the forum about problems of children takes many efforts. There were ever moved forums for street children with stories about their lives. However, there are difficulties in gathering children together for the HIV/ADS forums.
Children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS meet difficulties in attending the forum because of their bad health and being afraid of crowd and not bear more discrimination and stigmatization. Even children, who are brave enough to attend the forums, are always reserved and wary. Even international conferences, which are carefully prepared like the Regional Consultation on Children and HIV/AIDS last year, also left these feelings in children.
A boy affected by HIV/AIDS in Hai Phong was nervous, and hastily evaded when he accidentally saw his English teacher near the forum.
An eight-year-old girl in
30 children attended the forum held in
Clearly, when understanding about HIV/AIDS, children are mature enough to exchange and discuss the disease-related problems. Moreover, messages and questions raised by them will be practical and bring with more interests for their friends in the same plight.
There are many children are infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS across the country.
Thought of children from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Giang, Hai Phong, Hue and An Giang will be submitted to the national forum “Children’s voice and HIV/AIDS” held in August. It is hoped that children will present spirit as 24 nations attending the