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Authors

  1. Nicholas, Patrice K. DNSc, DHL (Hon), MPH, RN, ANP, FAAN
  2. George, Erin K. BA, BSN, RN
  3. Raymond, Nadia RN
  4. Lewis-O'Connor, Annie PhD, MPH, RN, NP
  5. Victoria, Stephanie BSN, RN
  6. Lucien, Sergeline BSN, RN
  7. Peters-Lewis, Angelleen PhD, RN
  8. Hickey, Nancy MS, RN
  9. Corless, Inge B. PhD, RN, FAAN
  10. Tyer-Viola, Lynda PhD, RN
  11. Davis, Sheila M. DNP, RN, ANP, FAAN
  12. Barry, Donna MPH, MSN, RN, ANP
  13. Marcelin, Naomie RN
  14. Valcourt, Roodeline RN

Abstract

The vulnerability of children in Haiti has increased dramatically since the earthquake in January 2010. Prior to the earthquake, the prevalence of orphans and at-risk children was high but since the earthquake, more than 1 million people-with more than 380 000 children remaining displaced and living in over 1200 displacement sites. These existing conditions leave orphans and at-risk children vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, and increased risk of HIV/AIDS. This article will focus on the complex issues affecting orphans and at-risk children and the intersection with HIV/AIDS and human rights. Specific recommendations by United Nations Children's Fund are discussed. Nursing in Haiti must address the policy-related and population-specific approaches for the care of children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.