Posted by in on October 28, 2006

Young Children, HIV/AIDS and Gender: A Summary Review to Protect Children, Address Gender and HIV and AIDS in Early Childhood

This paper argues efforts to prevent AIDS through empowering girls and changing men’s behavior should begin in early childhood, when beliefs about gender are formed. The paper reviews evidence on the factors that contribute to the healthy development of children generally, the construction of gender and sexuality in childhood and adolescence, and indicates how gender identities and relations can make children and girls especially vulnerable to infection.