HIV/Aids is a reality all children have to live with. In South Africa, statistics show that children are the most affected by the disease. It is important to remember that children who live in households with HIV+ adults and/or children, they are also affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Many children have lost both parents and therefore have had to take on adult roles and responsibilities despite their immaturity to deal with it. Even more children have lost one parent. Consequently, many children are forced to fend for themselves resulting in inadequate nutrition, sanitation and health care.
Beyond those children directly affected by HIV/Aids, children need to be educated about the disease. If inform yourself you will be able to answer questions your children may have.