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Children born with HIV accessing treatment, have no significant difference in their movement skills, social interaction, language skills or practical reasoning at age five compared to HIV-negative children, according to new research. However, some visual impairments were detected in the groups.
The study followed around 200 newborns aged 12-weeks-and-under from Cape Town, South Africa, between 2006 and 2013. Of the infants included in the study, 119 were HIV-positive, while 84 were HIV negative.
Researchers recommend dolutegravir (DTG)‐based antiretrovirals should become the first option for HIV treatment in India, following a study into DTG’s cost-effectiveness.
New study provides insights into the factors that influence treatment adherence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Results show that individuals from lower resource settings often achieve higher levels of adherence, contrary to predictions.
Lancet study reveals for the first time who can benefit most from immediate antiretroviral treatment – enabling prioritisation in low-resourced settings. But who is left behind?