In India about 2.40 million (1.93 ‐3.04 million) people are living with HIV and AIDS. India is the second largest population living with HIV and AIDS. Among the four high prevalent states of India, Andhra Pradesh has the highest number of HIV patients in the country. It accounts for 20 per cent of AIDS patients (5 lakh of the 24 lakh). Guntur is one of the highly HIV burdened district in Andhra Pradesh, having more than 70,000 people living with HIV in the district alone. 357 children who were living in FBOs homes in two districts (Guntur of Andhra Pradesh and Warangal of Telangana State) were identified, interacted and screened. The study found that the impact of HIV/AIDS on children living with HIV/AIDS is more on their health and also their biological growth. Most of the children are orphans with both parents died and rarely with single or both parents.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN