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A Comprehensive Model of Care Delivery for HIV-positive Orphans: Applied in Haiti
Society for Applied Anthropology 68th Annual Meeting (2008)
  • Marie F. Denis-Luque, Georgia Southern University
Abstract

Haiti had an estimated 19,000 children under 15 years of age living with HIV/AIDS, but there is limited published data on the health status and the health care delivered to this population. Caring for Haitian Orphans with AIDS, Inc., (CHOAIDS) is a US-based non-profit that provides long-term comprehensive care to HIV-positive orphans in Haiti, ultimately providing this vulnerable population with the skills to become self-sufficient and productive members in their communities. This care is provided using a non-traditional orphanage setting referred to as family-centered model. This presentation will describe this model and present the preliminary evaluation results.

Keywords
  • Haiti,
  • Orphans,
  • HIV,
  • AIDS,
  • Caring for haitian orphans with AIDS,
  • Inc.,
  • CHOAIDS
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 25, 2008
Citation Information
Marie F. Denis-Luque. "A Comprehensive Model of Care Delivery for HIV-positive Orphans: Applied in Haiti" Society for Applied Anthropology 68th Annual Meeting (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marie_denis-luque/8/