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  • HIV treatment

    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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  • HIV & children

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

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  • HIV treatment in children

    An outline of the issues surrounding anti-HIV therapy in children, highlighting the differences from adults in the course of HIV disease, the choice of medications,...

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  • UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa

    Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009.

    08 June 2016 | UNAIDS
  • HIV in children is a symptom of the failures of the AIDS response

    Leaders from West and Central Africa urged to mobilize national and international political commitment for an ambitious catch up plan to intensify the HIV response in the region.

    10 May 2016 | MSF
  • Study shows effectiveness of switching antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected children

    A Columbia University study evaluated whether HIV-infected children in South Africa who had achieved viral suppression with one antiretroviral treatment could transition to efavirenz-based therapy, the recommended drug for children older than three years, without risk of viral failure. The researchers reported that the treatment program resulted in excellent sustained virological control.

    06 November 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Children With HIV More Likely to Die of Malaria

    Children infected with H.I.V. appear much more likely than those who are not to die with severe malaria, a new study has found. It may make sense to give these children malaria drugs protectively, the authors said.

    01 October 2015 | New York Times
  • Can’t Swallow a Pill? There’s Help for That

    “Age doesn’t really impact your ability to swallow a pill,” said Dr. Kathleen Bradford, a professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “A teenager can have just as many problems as a 5-year-old. It likely has to do with anxiety and the negative associations with swallowing a pill.”

    22 September 2015 | New York Times
  • Kids Who Start HIV Treatment With Low CD4s Largely Regain Them

    HIV-positive children who have low CD4 counts when starting treatment by and large experience a rebound to normal levels of those immune cells. After two years on HIV meds, 92 percent of the children achieved a CD4 count of 500 or above. Just nine children (1 percent) experienced an AIDS-defining illness during treatment. Children starting with fewer than 200 CD4 cells/mm3 took 1.29 years to reach a CD4 count over 500 cells/mm3.

    07 April 2015 | AIDSMeds
  • Merck places children's HIV drug in shared non-profit patent pool

    U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co has contributed an HIV medicine for children to an international shared patent pool in a move that should speed the development of cheap pediatric formulations for use in poor countries.

    24 February 2015 | Reuters
  • Pneumonia risk far higher for HIV-positive children, study shows

    HIV-positive children in developing countries are six times more likely to die from pneumonia than children without the virus, research suggests. The first global study into pneumonia deaths in children with HIV has found that, in one year, pneumonia affected 1.4 million children and led to a further 88,000 deaths.

    07 January 2015 | Science Daily
  • UNITAID will invest to enable universal HIV care for children

    The UNITAID Executive Board finished its twenty-first meeting and decided that UNITAID will invest up to $63 million through the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to bring early infant diagnosis for HIV to the heart of communities in nine African countries. This will pave the way to universal access for testing and enable a ten-fold increase in treatment, thus transforming global childhood HIV/AIDS. Initiating treatment before the twelfth week of life reduces HIV-related mortality by 75%.

    17 December 2014 | UNITAID
  • 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
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