Talking about HIV, especially about status disclosure, is a crucial moment, which takes meticulous preparation. When dealing with this issue one could use emotional support of close people and professional help of specialists (psychologists, consultants, doctors). We offer to examine the issue of HIV-positive status disclosure to a child more closely in the context of our webinar. We will discuss the following issues:
- the main aspects to turn your attention to when working with a child on planning to disclose their status;
- parents’ preparation to this step;
- the process of HIV-positive status disclosure to a child.
Speaker: Olga Panfilova, psychologist, gestalt therapist (6 years of psychotherapeutical practice), coordinator of programmes for adolescents for IBO “East Europe and Central Asia Union of PLWA”, national trainer on HIV issues in working with adolescents.