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Lopinavir/ritonavir or 3TC PrEP equally protective against infant HIV infection during breastfeeding

Lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) or 3TC (lamivudine, Epivir) proved equally protective as infant prophylaxis against HIV infection during 12 months of breastfeeding, Dr Chipepo Kankasa, presenting on behalf of the

Published
10 March 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
HIV disappears in 'Los Angeles baby,' doctors say

The girl, who was born in April and is being referred to as the "Los Angeles baby," remains on three standard HIV medications. Because of this, doctors cannot say for certain yet whether the infant is cured or whether the disease has gone into remission.

Published
06 March 2014
From
Los Angeles Times
Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection: What's New

Key changes made by the Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of HIV-Infected Children (the Panel) to update the November 1, 2012, Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection are summarized below.

Published
17 February 2014
From
AIDSinfo
Dosing errors of liquid AZT "exceedingly" common and related to poorer HIV health literacy

Dosing errors are “exceedingly” common when adults are preparing paediatric doses of liquid antiretrovirals, results of research published in the online journal of AIDS show. The cross-sectional

Published
12 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV-infected teens delaying treatment until advanced disease, US study shows

Nearly half of HIV-infected teenagers and young adults forego timely treatment, delaying care until their disease has advanced, which puts them at risk for dangerous infections and long-term complications, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Published
04 February 2014
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Merck Receives FDA Approval for ISENTRESS(R) (raltegravir) for Pediatric Oral Suspension

The oral suspension may be used in patients as young as four weeks of age, weighing at least 3 kg to less than 20 kg. The safety and efficacy of ISENTRESS have not been established in infants less than four weeks of age. Formulations of ISENTRESS for specific populations now include oral suspension, chewable tablets and film-coated tablets.

Published
09 January 2014
From
Wall Street Journal
Janssen Announces First-of-its-Kind Drug Donation Program for HIV Treatment-Experienced Children

Through this program, Janssen will donate its HIV medicines PREZISTA® (darunavir) and INTELENCE® (etravirine), including child-friendly formulations, free of charge to eligible countries with the clinical capacity and willingness to address second- and third-line pediatric HIV treatment. Each child enrolled will receive Janssen’s donated HIV medicines as needed until they turn 19 at which point they will be transitioned into the adult national HIV program or other designated by the national HIV program for continued treatment.

Published
10 December 2013
From
Johnson & Johnson press release
Children at risk of AIDS should be tested at birth - UNAIDS

More than a quarter of a million children each year are born infected with the virus that causes AIDS, but too few are being tested early to receive treatment and prolong their lives, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Michele Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS, called for diagnostic kits to be improved for detection in babies of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes AIDS, and for their "still high" current price of $25-50 to be brought down.

Published
20 November 2013
From
Reuters
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
UNAIDS reports a 52% reduction in new HIV infections among children and a combined 33% reduction among adults and children since 2001

World closing in on Millennium Development Goal 6, globally the AIDS epidemic has been halted and reversed—race is on to reach universal access to HIV treatment.

Published
23 September 2013
From
UNAIDS
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