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HIV drug resistance found in more than half of young children in Africa

Approximately 54% of young children with HIV surveyed in Africa had resistance to one or more antiretroviral drugs, according to recent data.

Published
24 August 2017
From
Healio
What can science learn from a child who has controlled HIV without drugs for more than 8 years?

An HIV-infected child in South Africa who is controlling the virus without antiretroviral (ARV) drugs has reinvigorated the push to find ways to allow people to control the virus for prolonged periods without treatment.

Published
27 July 2017
From
Science
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
From
GroundUp
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
From
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
UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa

Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009.

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
HIV in children is a symptom of the failures of the AIDS response

Leaders from West and Central Africa urged to mobilize national and international political commitment for an ambitious catch up plan to intensify the HIV response in the region.

Published
10 May 2016
From
MSF
Study shows effectiveness of switching antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected children

A Columbia University study evaluated whether HIV-infected children in South Africa who had achieved viral suppression with one antiretroviral treatment could transition to efavirenz-based therapy, the recommended drug for children older than three years, without risk of viral failure. The researchers reported that the treatment program resulted in excellent sustained virological control.

Published
06 November 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Children With HIV More Likely to Die of Malaria

Children infected with H.I.V. appear much more likely than those who are not to die with severe malaria, a new study has found. It may make sense to give these children malaria drugs protectively, the authors said.

Published
01 October 2015
From
New York Times
Can’t Swallow a Pill? There’s Help for That

“Age doesn’t really impact your ability to swallow a pill,” said Dr. Kathleen Bradford, a professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “A teenager can have just as many problems as a 5-year-old. It likely has to do with anxiety and the negative associations with swallowing a pill.”

Published
22 September 2015
From
New York Times
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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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