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Lipoatrophy common in children receiving d4T in South Africa

Exposure to d4T (stavudine) among young children in sub-Saharan Africa remains the greatest risk factor for lipodystrophy syndrome (that includes lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy) for a significant proportion of

Published
07 March 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
AIDS-Free Generation may remain elusive goal

Dr. Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha from UNICEF presented a sobering picture of the potential to eliminate 90 percent of HIV infections among children by 2015—the goal established by UNAIDS and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program in June of 2011. 

Published
07 March 2012
From
Science Speaks
Keeping mothers in care: the real-world challenge for PMTCT programmes

Implementing new recommendations for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) using antiretroviral drugs has resulted in a significant reduction in new infant HIV infections in Zambia, a study

Published
07 March 2012
By
Keith Alcorn
Lopinavir/ritonavir cuts malaria risk in children with HIV

HIV-infected children in Tororo, Uganda, an area of high malaria transmission, on a lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r, or Kaletra)-based antiretroviral (ART) regimen had a significantly lower risk of getting

Published
07 March 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
NIH-funded study defines treatment window for HIV+ children infected at birth

HIV-positive children older than 1 year who were treated after showing moderate HIV-related symptoms did not experience greater cognitive or behavior problems compared to peers treated when signs of their infection were still mild, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Published
07 March 2012
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
HIV-positive women's experiences of stigma

The analysis presented in this article formed part of my doctoral thesis examining the impact of an HIV diagnosis on women’s thoughts and feelings about motherhood; including experiences of stigma, discrimination and disclosure.

Published
02 March 2012
From
HIV Australia
Africa: Nipple Device Could Deliver Drugs to Babies

 A simple nipple shield could help breastfeeding mothers cut the risk of HIV infection from breast milk, say researchers.

Published
28 February 2012
From
AllAfrica
EMA Recommends First-Line Anti-TB Drugs for Children

The European Medicines Agency (EMA)'s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) agrees with the World Health Organization (WHO) dosing recommendations for ethambutol, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and rifampicin as first-line antituberculosis medicines used in children, according to new EMA dosing guidelines released February 17.

Published
27 February 2012
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Etravirine proves safe in children and adolescents in pilot trial

Etravirine, one of the newer nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), was well tolerated in a pilot trial that enrolled children and adolescents. Concentrations achieved with a dose of 5.2 mg/kg were generally equivalent to those attained by adults taking the standard dose.

Published
21 February 2012
From
International AIDS Society
UK guidelines on treatment of HIV in pregnancy give green light to efavirenz

New UK draft guidelines on the management of HIV infection in pregnant women recommend that efavirenz-based treatment should no longer be avoided in pregnant women or women who

Published
17 February 2012
By
Keith Alcorn

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