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Jul 8, 2004

Can a child who is four years old, very sick and HIV positve recover if put on ARVs?

Response from Dr. Conway

Children can respond as welll as adults to HAART and have a good immunologic recovery and long-lasting virologic suppression. The difference with adults is that in the first few years of life, HIV can already have an effect on mental and physical development that may not be reversed.

Massive weight gain
too young to deal right now

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