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  • Children

    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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  • Treatment in children

    There is very good evidence that anti-HIV drugs can work well in babies and children, and there have been big falls in the amount of...

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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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  • HIV treatment

    HIV treatment can mean a longer and healthier life for children with HIV. This treatment consists of taking a combination of three different anti-HIV drugs....

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  • 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%.

    23 hours ago | 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
  • The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Signs Licensing Agreement with AbbVie for HIV Paediatric Formulations of Lopinavir and Ritonavir

    he licence will enable other companies and organisations to re-formulate and manufacture specially designed LPV/r and r paediatric treatments for distribution in low- and middle-income countries where 99% of children with HIV in the developing world live.

    02 December 2014 | Medicines Patent Pool
  • NNRTI + 3 NRTIs may be strong first regimen in UK/Ireland children

    Children starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) with a nonnucleoside (NNRTI) plus 3 nucleosides (NRTIs) had the lowest 2-year virologic failure rate in a study of 997 children in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Five-year toxicity rates were similar with the NNRTI and protease inhibitor (PI) regimens studied.

    24 November 2014 | International AIDS Society
  • Ugandan activists fear ‘nonsensical’ HIV law increases infection of children

    Medical experts and HIV activists fear Uganda’s HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act is having the opposite effect and causing people to shy away from seeking treatment.

    26 October 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • Early HIV drugs are 'not a cure'

    Giving drugs within hours of HIV infection is not a cure for HIV, according to doctors treating a baby in Milan.

    03 October 2014 | BBC Health
  • Study Supports Earlier Initiation of HAART in HIV-Infected Children

    New research supports early initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in children with HIV infection.

    03 October 2014 | Medscape (requires registration)
  • Now or Never: The Urgency of Closing the Treatment Gap for Children Living with HIV/AIDS

    It is time for the international community led by UNAIDS to set an ambitious but feasible target for the number of HIV-positive children to be put on treatment. Countries with the highest paediatric HIV burdens, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, must take the lead to scale up treatment coverage for their HIV-positive children.

    23 July 2014 | AIDS 2014 conference blog
  • New global clinical trial aims to replicate the mysterious “Mississippi baby” success

    Researchers plan to identify 54 HIV-positive infants and treat them with standard antiretroviral drugs, beginning treatment within 48 hours of birth. The team plans to enroll HIV-positive infants across 17 hospitals and clinics in the U.S. and 11 other countries, including Haiti, India, Malawi, South Africa and Thailand.

    18 June 2014 | Scientific American
  • New Initiative To Address Lack Of Paediatric-Specific HIV Treatments

    As the World Health Assembly, a new partnership has been launched by three major public health actors in the field of HIV treatment. The initiative is meant to find improved treatments for children suffering from HIV/AIDS. Although all actors agree that significant progress has been made on adult treatments, children-specific medicines are still lacking.

    21 May 2014 | Intellectual Property Watch
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