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More Research called for into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children

Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have called for more research to be carried out into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa.

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2 hours ago
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
HIV: The power of positive thinking

At 12, Lisa was told that the 'vitamin pills' she'd been taking all her life were in fact antiretroviral drugs. Then she learnt that the woman she thought was her mother was really her aunt; her mother had died of Aids when she was four. She struggled to cope. Now 19, she's helping other young people with HIV to face the future.

Published
15 April 2014
From
The Independent
The Eastern Cape cancer mystery

Many Eastern Cape children infected with HIV at birth are developing AIDS-defining cancers as they reach adulthood, but HIV is unlikely to be the only driver of the what haematologists suspect is an inexplicably high concentration of blood cancers in the province.

Published
27 February 2014
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Health-e
Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk, NIH network study shows

Researchers advise reducing risk through diet, exercise, not smoking.

Published
25 February 2014
From
National Institutes of Health (press release)
Long-term immune response to vaccines is impaired in people with HIV

The long-term immune response to most vaccines is impaired in people with HIV, according to the results of a meta-anlaysis published in the online edition of Clinical

Published
22 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
Older children with HIV may need to start treatment sooner to normalize future CD4 count

Although younger children with HIV are at high risk of disease progression if not treated, new research published this week in PLOS Medicine indicates that they have good potential for achieving high CD4 counts in later life provided antiretroviral therapy (ART) is initiated according to current treatment guidelines. However, the research also suggests that the recommended CD4 count thresholds for ART initiation are unlikely to maximize immunological health in children who have never received ART before the age of ten years.

Published
30 October 2013
From
EurekAlert
Three Students Got Kicked Out Of An Arkansas Public School Because They Might Be HIV-Positive

A public school district in Arkansas has removed three siblings from school because administrators suspect they may be infected with HIV, according to a local disability rights organization. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, public schools may not ban children simply based on their HIV status.

Published
17 September 2013
From
Think Progress
Midwife sacked over HIV disclosures defends right to blow whistle

A midwife who was sacked after revealing that foster parents were not being told that children had HIV has defended her right to “whistleblow” on the practice.

Published
17 September 2013
From
Daily Telegraph
South Africa: Explaining ARV Treatment to Children Is Hard

Parents find it difficult to tell children that they are HIV-positive and explain to them the antiretroviral treatment they must take to remain healthy, a study has found.

Published
31 July 2013
From
AllAfrica
Darunavir/ritonavir safe and effective for younger children

Over 80% of treatment-experienced children with HIV aged three to six years from ten sites in Argentina, Brazil, India, Kenya and South Africa receiving darunavir/ritonavir (DRV/r) with an

Published
09 July 2013
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
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