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Lost child hood due to neglected care

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Babu 13 years old is living with HIV and is an orphan. His parents and one brother all died to HIV and AIDS. He was brought up by his maternal grandmother and when she could not manage his care costs, he was given over to his paternal grandmother. His father’s grandmother is also well advanced in age and goes for coolie work to support her living .Seeing this condition, Babu decided to stop his education and start bringing income to his family. Being a small boy he was made to do very menial but hard jobs and was paid very less for the work. This also resulted in his acquaintances with adults in the community. He could not play or enjoy with children of his age. The acquaintances with the young adults of the village lead him into smoking, drinking and even taking the local drugs. Through this habit, the relationship with his grandmother became severe and there was nobody to support him. The income that he earned could not get him the things he wanted, so got engaged into small petty t…