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    This factsheet provides some practical information that you might find useful if you are the parent or carer of an HIV-positive child.With the right treatment...

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    This booklet provides information about treatment and care for children living with HIV. ...

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  • Adolescents born with HIV must be told their status

    Petronella Sampa Nsomfwa was born with HIV, but wasn't told of her status by her parents before they died. On the launch of a new report she calls on families to be open with their adolescent children about their HIV status.

    15 December 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • PEPFAR’s ‘Global Pediatric ARV Commitment-To-Action’ Aims To Improve Drug Access

    Since the start of President Obama’s Administration, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has achieved a four-fold increase and is now providing 7.7 million people with life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment worldwide. Despite this, only 1 in 4 of the 3.2 million children living with HIV/AIDS worldwide are today receiving treatment.

    09 December 2014 | US Department of State
  • I’m living with HIV, but it doesn’t define me

    When I was 13, my doctor sat me down and told me that I was HIV-positive. Sitting next to me, my mum was silent, in denial of the virus that she had unknowingly passed to me.

    07 December 2014 | The Guardian
  • HIV Cure: Babies' Lack of Memory T-Cells Make Virus Unable to Hide from drugs

    The National Institutes of Health intends to launch a clinical trial for more than 400 HIV-infected infants to undergo strong antiretroviral drug therapy, inspired by the Mississippi baby who is now age 4 and likely cured from AIDS.

    19 June 2014 | International Business Times
  • Children battle to access HIV testing in Zimbabwe

    Young people with HIV are increasingly dying at a time when HIV-related deaths are declining for all other age groups. They are also less likely to get tested for the virus, as concerns about guardianship and privacy can discourage clinics from testing children, according to a recent study.

    10 June 2014 | IRIN Plus News
  • More Research called for into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children

    Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have called for more research to be carried out into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa.

    23 April 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • HIV: The power of positive thinking

    At 12, Lisa was told that the 'vitamin pills' she'd been taking all her life were in fact antiretroviral drugs. Then she learnt that the woman she thought was her mother was really her aunt; her mother had died of Aids when she was four. She struggled to cope. Now 19, she's helping other young people with HIV to face the future.

    15 April 2014 | The Independent
  • The Eastern Cape cancer mystery

    Many Eastern Cape children infected with HIV at birth are developing AIDS-defining cancers as they reach adulthood, but HIV is unlikely to be the only driver of the what haematologists suspect is an inexplicably high concentration of blood cancers in the province.

    27 February 2014 | Health-e
  • Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk, NIH network study shows

    Researchers advise reducing risk through diet, exercise, not smoking.

    25 February 2014 | National Institutes of Health (press release)
  • Older children with HIV may need to start treatment sooner to normalize future CD4 count

    Although younger children with HIV are at high risk of disease progression if not treated, new research published this week in PLOS Medicine indicates that they have good potential for achieving high CD4 counts in later life provided antiretroviral therapy (ART) is initiated according to current treatment guidelines. However, the research also suggests that the recommended CD4 count thresholds for ART initiation are unlikely to maximize immunological health in children who have never received ART before the age of ten years.

    30 October 2013 | EurekAlert
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