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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

HIV Home Care

HIV and Your Child

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV infection means that the body's immune system may not fight off infections very well. Your child's body may not be able to fight back against illness, even a simple cold. Additional care is needed for a child with HIV in order to help him/her remain healthy.

Keeping Your Child with HIV Healthy

One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to use proper hand washing techniques. Clean hands help keep your child from catching colds and from developing other illnesses. Teach your child to wash his/her hands thoroughly at an early age.

Keeping healthy habits are the best way a child can prevent illness. Other ways you can help your child stay healthy include the following:

Staying Healthy with HIV

Preventing HIV Spread

Caring for a Child with HIV