Communication about HIV and death: Maternal reports of primary school-aged children's questions after maternal HIV disclosure in rural South Africa

There is little evidence that shows the mental and emotional impact parental HIV disclosure has on their children. Previous research shows that there is often a mismatch of what caregivers believe children can understand. 

New research in South Africa highlights the benefits of parents communication with children about their illness and possible death. This study concluded that given exposure to death at young ages, meeting children's informational needs could increase their resilience. 

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