Publication Date

April 2008


College of Arts and Sciences


Nursing (B.S.N.)


HIV/AIDS, children, sub-Sahara Africa


Few things affect the entire world, and HIV/AIDS is one of them. While the whole world is affected by this terrible disease, the area of sub-Sahara Africa has been affected the most with large quantities now suffering because of HIV/AIDS. Children have become major sufferers of HIV/AIDS, both from having the disease passed on to them and from being orphaned as parents die of AIDS. When numbers are combined, four countries alone in sub-Sahara Africa have together over 660,000 children with HIV/AIDS and over four million orphans. It is important to know what is being done to help the sufferers and what still needs to be done to assist in the HIV/AIDS crisis amongst children in sub-Sahara Africa.