November 8, 2010
Emerging Challenges for Americans Born With HIV in the 1990s
Many challenges are emerging for people born with HIV in the 1990s in the United States as they now are becoming teens and young adults, The New York Times reports. About 10,000 of them have survived. Some of the challenges they face are physical, such as weakened immune systems and developmental delays; others are emotional, such as hostility toward parents who transmitted the virus, grief about parents who have died and anxiety about disclosing their status because they fear stigma and discrimination as a result. Today, only about 200 babies are born with HIV per year in the United States.
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