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Infants in southern Africa start antiretroviral therapy late with advanced disease

Three quarters of infants starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) across eleven clinics in southern Africa had severe HIV disease and 87.2% met the 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) definition

Published
21 October 2014
By
Lesley Odendal
Early HIV drugs are 'not a cure'

Giving drugs within hours of HIV infection is not a cure for HIV, according to doctors treating a baby in Milan.

Published
03 October 2014
From
BBC Health
Study Supports Earlier Initiation of HAART in HIV-Infected Children

New research supports early initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in children with HIV infection.

Published
03 October 2014
From
Medscape (requires registration)
Now or Never: The Urgency of Closing the Treatment Gap for Children Living with HIV/AIDS

It is time for the international community led by UNAIDS to set an ambitious but feasible target for the number of HIV-positive children to be put on treatment. Countries with the highest paediatric HIV burdens, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, must take the lead to scale up treatment coverage for their HIV-positive children.

Published
23 July 2014
From
AIDS 2014 conference blog
Adolescent deaths from AIDS rising, especially among boys

While new HIV infections have declined among children, adolescents and adults since 2000, HIV-related deaths have risen sharply among adolescents, especially 15- to 19-year-old males, Tyler Porth of

Published
22 July 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
AIDS 2014: Researchers discuss progress towards an HIV cure

Progress along the multi-pronged path towards a cure for HIV was one of the themes at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), taking place this week in Melbourne.

Published
22 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
High rates of drug resistance among HIV-positive infants in South Africa

There was a high prevalence of antiretroviral drug resistance among infants newly diagnosed with HIV in Johannesburg, investigators report in AIDS. Over half the infants

Published
13 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
ART soon after birth for HIV-infected babies can achieve sustained viral suppression and reduce pool of HIV-infected cells

Antiretroviral therapy started soon after birth can suppress HIV to extremely low levels and severely restrict the size of the reservoir of HIV-infected cells in peripheral blood, Canadian

Published
19 June 2014
By
Michael Carter
New global clinical trial aims to replicate the mysterious “Mississippi baby” success

Researchers plan to identify 54 HIV-positive infants and treat them with standard antiretroviral drugs, beginning treatment within 48 hours of birth. The team plans to enroll HIV-positive infants across 17 hospitals and clinics in the U.S. and 11 other countries, including Haiti, India, Malawi, South Africa and Thailand.

Published
18 June 2014
From
Scientific American
New Initiative To Address Lack Of Paediatric-Specific HIV Treatments

As the World Health Assembly, a new partnership has been launched by three major public health actors in the field of HIV treatment. The initiative is meant to find improved treatments for children suffering from HIV/AIDS. Although all actors agree that significant progress has been made on adult treatments, children-specific medicines are still lacking.

Published
21 May 2014
From
Intellectual Property Watch
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