Younger Children

If you are a parent/carer of a child living with HIV, talking about sex with them at a young age means that you are creating a relationship with them where you can talk about ‘private’ or ‘family’ issues and where they can ask questions. This can really help you when you later decide to talk to them about HIV. 

Ideally, this should be an ongoing conversation, and in some ways the earlier you start, the easier it will be.

When you are talking to young children about sex, do it in a really simple way so that they understand where ‘babies come from’. You can talk about this being part of a loving relationship. Use correct scientific words.