Orphaned by AIDS
Estimates the number of children, adolescents, and young adults
that will be orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the US between 1993 and
the year 2000. Comments from social researchers; Gauging the magnitude of
this social phenomenon; Additional information.
By PT Staff published May 1, 1993 - last reviewed on June 9, 2016
The death of a parent is one of the most traumatic experiences a child can suffer. The chart at right shows the number of children, adolescents, and young adults estimated to be orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S., 1993 through 2000. Researchers call it "a social catastrophe of the greatest magnitude."
GRAPH: Number of youth orphaned by AIDS
PHOTO: Siblings (CATHERINE SMITH/IMPACT VISUALS)