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I n a period of two decades, HIV/ AIDS has spread with a ferocious efficiency, accentuating its impact at all levels, leaving behind a track of huge social problems. Children, innocent victims, are the hardest hit by this rampant disease. Suffering the tragedy of loss of one or both parents which renders them orphans proves damaging to their cognitive and emotional development. It subjects them to the worst kinds of life inaccessibility to education, child labour, inflicting on them antisocial instincts as they experience stigmatisation, marginalisation and exclusion. The cases of children who have contracted this virus through mother to child transmission are even more excruciating, and hopeless. In fact, a new term, skip generation has been created by the debilitating virus.

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