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HIV drug resistance becoming more common in Zambian infants

The proportion of infants with HIV who had drug resistance at the time of HIV diagnosis almost doubled in Zambia between 2009 and 2014 despite

Published
27 June 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Khayelitsha study offers hope for children with HIV who are failing treatment

Good news from a recent programme conducted in Khayelitsha on children and adolescents with HIV who were failing antiretroviral (ARV) treatment. It showed that most patients were able to suppress their high viral load within six months through continued adherence support...

Published
14 June 2017
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GroundUp
Infants treated within days of birth can clear HIV reservoir rapidly

Viral load and viral DNA fall rapidly in infants who begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) within days of birth, two South African studies have found, showing the potential

Published
15 February 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Point-of-care test improves infant HIV diagnosis rate, treatment starts and retention in care

Using a point-of-care test to diagnose HIV in infants significantly improved retention in care, speeded up antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and increased the proportion of infants who

Published
14 February 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Starting treatment quickly after diagnosis is not harmful for adolescents, Zimbabwe study finds

A lack of lengthy preparation before starting HIV treatment does not result in an increased risk of death or loss to follow-up in adolescents, a

Published
25 January 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
New strategy aims to end AIDS in children by 2020

A new strategy to end paediatric AIDS launched at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday calls for antiretroviral treatment services

Published
19 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV treatment programmes need to prepare for the 'youth bulge', South African experience shows

Treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa must prepare for a growing population of adolescents over the next few years as children born with HIV grow up and begin

Published
19 July 2016
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Adolescents are dying of AIDS at an alarming rate, UN agency warns

An average of 29 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are infected with HIV every hour, according to the United Nations Children's Fund, which is calling for a redoubling of prevention and treatment efforts.

Published
19 July 2016
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UN News Centre
“Towards Ending the Neglect?” DNDi Releases Update on its Paediatric HIV Programme

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) has released an update on its efforts to develop optimal child-adapted antiretroviral formulations. This document details some recent progress towards its final goal of developing “4-in-1” fixed-dose combinations using the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended treat­ment regimen for infants and young chil­dren.

Published
17 July 2016
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DNDi
ART use averting huge numbers of opportunistic infections among children living with HIV in lower-income countries

There has been a decrease in cases of many opportunistic infections (OIs) among children living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries thanks to antiretroviral therapy (ART),

Published
27 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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