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CROI 2019: Nutrition, sanitation interventions improve neurodevelopment in HIV-exposed children

SEATTLE — Researchers found that combining nutrition and sanitation interventions led to improved motor and cognitive development in children aged 2 years in rural Zimbabwe, according to study results presented…

CROI 2019: HIV antibody VRC01LS safe prevention strategy for infants

Subcutaneous doses of a broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody, known as VRC01LS, given at birth and 12 weeks were well-tolerated by HIV-exposed infants, according to the results of an open-label safety…

CROI 2019: Neural tube defects and integrase inhibitors: still waiting for stronger evidence

Researchers are still unable to determine if exposure to integrase inhibitors around conception and in early pregnancy increases the risk of neural tube defects in infants, research presented this week…

Does maternal HCV infection affect twin birth weight discordance?

Twins born to mothers with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection had a significantly higher risk for developing inter-twin birth weight discordance compared with twins born to mothers without HCV infection,…

Mismatch between US infant feeding policies and the lived experience of HIV-positive women

US guidelines recommending that HIV-positive women feed their infants formula milk instead of breast milk create unique challenges for patients and healthcare providers alike, according to a mixed-methods study recently…

Concerns about kidney health among children on HIV treatment

Following a group of Ethiopian children on antiretroviral therapy, researchers observed declining kidney function but improving liver enzymes. Ethiopian children living with HIV experienced declining kidney function but improving liver…

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…

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. New research…

Study shows increased mental health risk for Malawi children living with HIV

Almost one-third of children living with HIV in Malawi experienced emotional and behavioural difficulties, according to their primary caregivers in new research led by Curtin University. The research, published in…

The impact of financial incentives on preventing HIV in newborns in Nigeria

One in three children worldwide born with HIV is in Nigeria. Transmission of HIV from mothers to children is preventable, but it requires completion of many treatment steps. Women are…

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