Children affected by HIV need more help

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1488

More than 3000 children in the United Kingdom have mothers who are HIV positive, says a report for the children's charity Barnardo's. The report, No Time To Waste, predicts that there will be 4000 such children by 1997 and calls for more practical help for the families involved.

The report says that these children are affected by HIV even if they are not actually infected with the virus. The director of child care for Barnardo's, …

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