Information about the medical care and treatment of infants, children and adolescents living with HIV. Paediatric HIV treatment guidelines are different to those for adults.

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HIV treatment for children and young people resources

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    HIV treatment is very effective in children with HIV, making it a long-term, manageable condition. Babies, children and adolescents – like everyone else living with HIV – are...

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  • Efavirenz and psychological performance in children living with HIV

    Efavirenz remains a clinically effective and relevant antiretroviral drug for people living with HIV – but adverse side effects need to be screened for and monitored in children.

    15 February 2019 | AVERT
  • UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and central Africa to step up the pace in the response to HIV for children and adolescents

    At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage. 

    16 January 2019 | UNAIDS press release
  • Children, HIV and AIDS: The world today and in 2030

    The world pledged to end AIDS by 2030. While we have seen remarkable progress in the past decade among children aged 0-9 years, adolescents have been left behind in HIV prevention efforts. A staggering 360,000 adolescents are projected to die of AIDS-related diseases between 2018 and 2030 without additional investment in HIV prevention, testing and treatment programs.

    30 November 2018 | UNICEF
  • Pharmaceutical corporations are failing children with HIV

    One year ago, pharmaceutical corporations committed to improving access to paediatric versions of HIV drugs for children, but very little progress has been made. MSF urges pharmaceutical corporations including Viiv and Merck to immediately register paediatric ARVs and improve access for kids.

    30 November 2018 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • MSF: Pharmaceutical corporations failing children with HIV

    Developing countries are struggling to provide HIV-positive children with World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended treatments because pediatric versions of HIV medicines don’t exist, are priced out of reach, or haven’t been registered in all countries that need them, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ahead of a Vatican City meeting of HIV stakeholders on scaling up diagnosis and treatment for children.

    29 November 2018 | Doctors Without Borders
  • In Utero HIV Infection Sharply Increases Cytomegalovirus Risk for Newborns

    Nearly 1 in 4 infants who acquire HIV infection in the womb will also contract congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), according to new research.

    09 November 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Adolescents and HIV: kindness and time key factors for treatment retention

    New research from South Africa provides insights into the factors associated with retention of adolescents in HIV care, suggesting relatively low‐cost interventions could significantly improve adherence and retention in care.

    15 October 2018 | AVERT
  • Vatican makes progress on pushing drug availability for kids with HIV

    An initiative to identify and properly treat children living with HIV has gained new momentum as international organizations and pharmaceutical companies respond to a Vatican push to look past profit to doing the right thing.

    10 August 2018 | Crux: Covering all things Catholic
  • Pfizer and GSK's HIV/AIDS division, ViiV, prevents children with HIV from getting needed medicine

    Despite ViiV pledging in November 2017 that it would expedite the availability of paediatric dolutegravir formulations where these are most critically needed, and despite repeated appeals from MSF and others, almost 18 months after paediatric formulations of dolutegravir were approved for use by the European Medicines Agency, the corporation has started the registration process in only three sub-Saharan African countries

    23 July 2018 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
  • More than half of children living with HIV still without treatment in high burden, PEPFAR-supported southern African countries

    Data across 20 countries receiving PEPFAR support showed 56 percent of children living with HIV under the age of 15 — an estimated 750,000 children — are not receiving the life-saving treatment that also prevents transmission of the virus.

    18 May 2018 | Science Speaks
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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