• 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.