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Aug 3, 2001

Dra, we read you abtrac in the last Croi, but our English is so bad... My question is: Are there hope for a VIH baby?. Its possible that a 2 years old baby, that begin with meds now, can live 10, 15 years?. Its so hard for us and sometimes we think that is better finnish all. Have we some hope?. Sorry for my English and Thanks from Spain.

Response from Dr. Luzuriaga

Yes, there are several antiretroviral medications, which if used in combination, can markedly alter a child's prognosis. With the increasing use of combination regimens in children, more and more children are surviving into late childhood and adolescence, with a good quality of life. This site has many excellent refences on treatment of children with HIV (See the "Treatment" section) which might be helpful to you.

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