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Studies on the impact of HIV infection/AIDS disclosure to children are limited. 7,,8,10,11 Preliminary work suggests, however, that children who know their HIV status have higher self-esteem than infected children who are unaware of their status. Parents who have disclosed the status to their children experience less depression than those who do not. 7 Disclosure should not only take into consideration the child's age, maturity, and the complexity of family dynamics, but the clinical context as well.