• They are infected since they were born but often neglected and unidentified until they are seriously ill.
    • They carry the burden of stigma and discrimination due to their parents’ HIV status.
    • They need medical and nutritional care; however their parents/caregiver cannot afford to provide for them.
    • Their parents may have passed away or are sick; they have to be taken care by extended family members.
    • Due to stigma and discrimination, they may not have appropriate access to health and education services.
    • They may be stigmatized or rejected by their own family.