Sophia Emelda M., Dr. S. T. Akilan, A. Karupah
Abstract: According to UNAID 2017 nearly 15 million orphan children are there world -wide.It is estimated that India has the largest number of AIDS orphans of any country. These children are stigmatized discriminated and undergo lots of psychological stress. The present study is carried out to assess the Emotional and Behavioral problems of children living with HIV/AIDS.Metods.Deascriptive study Purposive sampling approach, sample size 190, age 6- 17 yr boys and girls registed in NGO, study area is selected Institutionalized child care centre in Chennai, SDQ strength and difficulty and pro social behavior Questionnaire was used to collect date and compared with socio demographic variables, collected date was analyzed by using descriptive statistic and inferential statistic. The mean age of children living with HIV /AIDS 9.5, Gender of children is 34.7 % loss of both parents is 41.6 %.The average years of schooling 2.4years.The mean year of stay in the institution is 2.4 yrs, CD 4 count is 806.9, majority of them in 1or 2 stage. It was noted that in the area of emotion 4.1, conduct 2.9, prosocial 5.6, hyper activity 4.35 and in peer problems 4.66. children are in higher need of support.
Keywords: HIV Human ImmunoVirus, AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Orphans Children who lost one or both the parents, CHLV Childern living with HIV, Institutionalized children cared in residential care center settings