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Romania: Adolescents With HIV Have More Neurocognitive Disorders

Researchers in Romania have found a high rate of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in a cohort of young adults who acquired HIV infections parenterally during childhood.

Published
18 October 2011
From
Medscape (requires registration)
Help when you're troubled: getting the right psychological support

Gus Cairns looks at the new Standards for psychological support for adults living with HIV.

Published
13 October 2011
From
HIV treatment update
China: The children of 'Aids village'

In China, entire villages of children have been robbed of a normal childhood by HIV. We visit one of them.

Published
13 October 2011
From
Today
Global survey shows high frequency of resistance after first-line ART failure in children

90% of HIV-infected children in the resource-poor regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America had at least one drug resistance mutation after failure of first-line ART, Dutch researchers

Published
06 October 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Efavirenz may be under-dosed in children

In a cohort of three to 12 year-old HIV-infected Ugandan children taking once-daily efavirenz according to 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) weight-band dosing recommendations, lower and highly variable

Published
05 October 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Gates-Backed Fund to Buy $1 Billion of Glaxo, Pfizer Shots

A fund backed by Bill Gates will buy more than $1 billion of vaccines from Glaxo SmithKline, Pfizer and Merck & Co. to prevent children from dying in 37 of the poorest nations.

Published
27 September 2011
From
Bloomberg
Crushing Kaletra tablets for kids leads to lower drug levels

Using crushed lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) tablets in children with HIV because of difficulties in swallowing whole tablets should be avoided, American researchers report in the advance online edition of the

Published
23 September 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
ACTION Releases Eye-Opening Report on Children & TB

Childhood TB is a fundamentally different disease than adult tuberculosis. Its proper diagnosis, treatment, and prevention require specific planning and resources. We must consider the unique nature of childhood TB if we’re to successfully eliminate TB anywhere in the world, according to Dr. Jeffrey Starke, a leading TB specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Published
22 September 2011
From
ACTION
Over half of pregnant UK women with HIV present late for antenatal care

Women in the UK who have HIV (previously diagnosed or not) are more than twice as likely to present late for antenatal care than HIV-negative women, a survey

Published
15 September 2011
By
Gus Cairns
Mock graves at Zimbabwe HIV and AIDS conference symbolise child deaths

Mock graves at the recent Zimbabwe HIV and AIDS conference (5 to 9 September 2011) to symbolise 3% of 10,872 children who died due to AIDS related illnesses in 2010. more →

Published
14 September 2011
From
Key Correspondents

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