The United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) will be introducing
a module designed to take care of HIV positive children with special emphasis on their emotional needs.
The UN body is currently working out details of a module
for counselors, parents and care-givers to focus on the psychological needs of children infected with HIV and AIDS.
Dr Tushar Rane, from UNICEF, Maharashtra explained that
such a module was needed urgently as professionals in the HIV/AIDS field were struggling to deal with stressed out children.
Dr Mamta Manglani of Sion hospital said that children
with HIV were often depressed and withdrawn, but because they are naturally
resilient, they could bounce back from such problems provided they are given
the right support.
The UNICEF training
module will be first implemented in Mumbai and then extended to the rest of the