What happens to HOMELESS HIV BOYS who find themselves living in a country that has still not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and has still no coordinated or federal plan to assist survivors who fall under the Convention's optional protocol, which the USA has ratified: SALE OF CHILDREN, CHILD PROSTITUTION AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.
The ART of bearing witness to homelessness experienced by HIV kids who are sexually abused and sexually exploited in the USA. Mandatory Reporting hurts the boys HARD. There are not enough safe houses or foster care families, so they are warehoused in juvenile facilities and immigration detention facilities, which are NOT child-survivor or HIV friendly.... They have no appropriate medical care, trauma alleviating programs, or legal counsel-representation (there are not enough pro bono attorneys for all the kids).
Being homeless with HIV is really horrible for abused and exploited kids.
SHOW ME YOUR LIFE . Free online art school for homeless kids being forced to endure sexual abuse and sexual exploitation in the heart of our communities, today.
An AIDS-free generation is pure slogan and rhetoric dreamt up by advertising/PR propaganda machine with their laser beam insight. And, they have the audacity to call us the HARD-TO-REACH.
**The kids need safe places to run to and grow up in. The kids need access to appropriate and consistent medical care, prescription pain-relief drugs, trauma programs, strategies to cope with the debilitating side effects from powerful prescription drugs (ARVs) which they will have to take for the rest of their lives. The kids need something to live for after everything they are being forced to endure and to do to survive, and knowing clearly they are surrounded by millions of people who would never welcome into their lives, homes, a boy with a history of sex work and HIV/AIDS.
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