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October 2006

A Generation at Risk: The Global Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Children

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ABRAHAMBERGMANMD

 

edited by Geoff Foster, Carol Levine, and John Williamson, 332 pp, $75. ISBN 0521652642, Cambridge, Mass, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160(10):1084. doi:10.1001/archpedi.160.10.1084

As pediatricians, we are trained to approach disease from a medical perspective—diagnosing illness, treating symptoms and guiding patients back to health. But what can be done when a disease ravages whole nations, affecting the lives of millions of children? We are forced to widen our focus, look beyond the traditional medical model, and examine the socioeconomic components of health. The millions of children affected by HIV/AIDS include not only those who are infected, but those whose countries, communities, families, and homes are devastated by illness. A Generation at Risk: The Global Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Children provides information and perspective on their plight, and what is being done to change it.

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