publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

HIV-exposed, uninfected infants: new global challenges in the era of paediatric HIV elimination.

Evans, C; Jones, CE; Prendergast, AJ;
  • Published: 01 Jun 2016
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Summary The number of infants infected with HIV is declining with the rise in interventions for the elimination of paediatric HIV infection, but the number of uninfected infants exposed to HIV through their HIV-infected mothers is increasing. Interest in the health outcomes of HIV-exposed, uninfected infants has grown in the past decade, with several studies suggesting that these infants have increased mortality rates, increased infectious morbidity, and impaired growth compared with HIV-unexposed infants. However, heterogeneous results might reflect the inherent challenges in studies of HIV-exposed, uninfected infants, which need large populations with appropri...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: virus diseases
free text keywords: Infectious Diseases, Psychological intervention, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Pregnancy, medicine.disease, Mortality rate, Hiv testing, Global challenges, HIV exposure, Immunology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Breastfeeding, business.industry, business
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