Information about the medical care and treatment of infants, children and adolescents living with HIV. Paediatric HIV treatment guidelines are different to those for adults.

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    HIV treatment is very effective in children with HIV, making it a long-term, manageable condition. Babies, children and adolescents – like everyone else living with HIV – are...

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  • U.S. Revises Pediatric HIV Treatment Guidelines

    Changes include new information about risks associated with Tivicay during pregnancy and a removal of older drugs owing to toxicities.

    23 April 2019 | Poz
  • Hepatic steatosis common in young adults with life-long HIV

    Thirty-three percent of young adults with HIV since birth or early childhood have hepatic steatosis, a prevalence comparable to older adults with HIV and “significantly higher” than HIV-negative controls, according to research published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

    26 March 2019 | Healio
  • Weight Monitoring Key to Pediatric ART Dosing in Resource-Limited Countries

    Study findings in a short communication published in HIV Medicine revealed that a large percentage of children living with HIV were prescribed inappropriate doses of antiretroviral therapy (ART) at a pediatric outpatient clinic at Harare Central Hospital in Zimbabwe.

    27 February 2019 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Efavirenz and psychological performance in children living with HIV

    Efavirenz remains a clinically effective and relevant antiretroviral drug for people living with HIV – but adverse side effects need to be screened for and monitored in children.

    15 February 2019 | AVERT
  • UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and central Africa to step up the pace in the response to HIV for children and adolescents

    At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage. 

    16 January 2019 | UNAIDS press release
  • Children, HIV and AIDS: The world today and in 2030

    The world pledged to end AIDS by 2030. While we have seen remarkable progress in the past decade among children aged 0-9 years, adolescents have been left behind in HIV prevention efforts. A staggering 360,000 adolescents are projected to die of AIDS-related diseases between 2018 and 2030 without additional investment in HIV prevention, testing and treatment programs.

    30 November 2018 | UNICEF
  • Pharmaceutical corporations are failing children with HIV

    One year ago, pharmaceutical corporations committed to improving access to paediatric versions of HIV drugs for children, but very little progress has been made. MSF urges pharmaceutical corporations including Viiv and Merck to immediately register paediatric ARVs and improve access for kids.

    30 November 2018 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • MSF: Pharmaceutical corporations failing children with HIV

    Developing countries are struggling to provide HIV-positive children with World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended treatments because pediatric versions of HIV medicines don’t exist, are priced out of reach, or haven’t been registered in all countries that need them, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ahead of a Vatican City meeting of HIV stakeholders on scaling up diagnosis and treatment for children.

    29 November 2018 | Doctors Without Borders
  • In Utero HIV Infection Sharply Increases Cytomegalovirus Risk for Newborns

    Nearly 1 in 4 infants who acquire HIV infection in the womb will also contract congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), according to new research.

    09 November 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Adolescents and HIV: kindness and time key factors for treatment retention

    New research from South Africa provides insights into the factors associated with retention of adolescents in HIV care, suggesting relatively low‐cost interventions could significantly improve adherence and retention in care.

    15 October 2018 | AVERT
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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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