Health of the street child: the relation between life-style, immunity and HIV / AIDS - a synergy of research

  • Linda Van Rooyen
  • Cycil G. Hartell


A scrutiny and synergy of the research that was done on the health of street children revealed the relation between their poor living conditions and unhealthy life style and their depleted immune systems which, even in the best situations, wins a victory at a cost. This article probes the relation between the harsh circumstances in which millions of street children in the developed and developing world live and the devastating consequences thereof on their state of health, quality of life and life expectancy.

(South African Journal of Education: 2003 22(3): 188-192)

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