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Pediatrics And New Hiv Children

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AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

... How Serious Is HIV for Children? How Are Children Different? Research on Children Treatment for Children Children and Adherence The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Children? Where antiretroviral medications (ARVs) and good medical
Ask the Experts

searching for answers to child with HIV Newly diagnosed (PEDIATRIC HIV INFECTION INFORMATION, 2009))

I have a niece who is 12 yrs old she was just diagnosed with HIV.No one has explained everything in lay terms about her diagnoses. How do I answer her ?? about it and the tests that she will have (CD4 and Viral load).Disclosure etc.. Cannot find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your niece should have a pediatric HIV specialist monitoring her. That doctor should help in explaining her condition to her based on her age, maturity and level of Read more »

pediatric splenomegaly with HIV B2

What is your opinion about a splenectomy in a 10 years old boy with perinatal hiv (B2)? He has been through all of hematology tests with negative results. He has had a liver biopsy that was negative. His platelet count has been below 90 for the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...and/or burst of steroids are sometimes effective and are often tried prior to considering splenectomy. Generally I would continue HIV treatment as well. KH Read more »

Information on Pediatric HIV+

I have searched the web over and over, but I can't find a site that answers the same questions adults ask, answered for for HIV+ children. I have 2 adopted (both *) and a 14 year old foster HIV+ children on HAART and i have so many questions. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your pediatric HIV physician specialist should be your best source of specific information, as he knows the children and has access to all their Read more »

pediatric HIV

My adopted daughter is HIV positive from birth (her mother died of "a prolonged illness" and the baby tested positive at 22 months of age), she is from Malawi, Africa and we are now living with her in Canada. She has been severely malnourished off...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine thriving and on the path towards what should be a long and healthy life with what sounds like a loving mother!!Standard HIV testing will define whether she has HIV-1 or not, which is most likely. If her antibody test and Western blot is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Officials Say More Rwandan Children Receiving Access to HIV/AIDS Services; New Strategies to Be Discussed at Pediatric Conference

... The Rwandan government is increasing efforts to provide HIV/AIDS testing and treatment to children who are living with or vulnerable to the disease in the country, Health Minister Richard Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Health Officials Announce New Rules for Pediatric HIV/AIDS Testing

... Kenya's Ministry of Health on Monday announced changes to its HIV testing and treatment procedures for at-risk infants and children in the country, The Nation/ reports. The recommendations Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Houston Chronicle Examines Baylor Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program in Burkina Faso

...creates problems for diagnosing and treating patients, Gaudreault said. She added that health providers in areas with high HIV/AIDS rates often refer malnourished children to HIV testing because malnutrition can be a symptom of the virus. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Maternal Health and Elimination of Pediatric HIV/AIDS

...low- and middle-income countries. However, much work remains to be done. An estimated 430,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2008, the vast majority through mother-to-child transmission. The new 2009 WHO recommendations for... Read more »
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pediatric aids discussion group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know of any online pediatric aids discussion groups/forums for parents? Read more »

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Posted by Anonymous
...programs are focused on operational research, implementation, and training aimed at reducing mother-to-child transmissio of HIV in developing countries. Primary responsibility will be coordinatio of Call to Action Project (CTA). The Program... Read more »


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...Research Uncovers Signaling Pathways Related To Brain-immune System Links - May Lay Groundwork For Novel HIV Treatment Main Category: HIV / AIDS News Article Date: 18 May 2006 - 8:00am (PDT) New research on signaling pathways Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...What do HIV/AIDS Doc's do, when they are not seeing you? Ben Young, M.D. In Ukraine, Clinicians Read more »