Research gaps in neonatal HIV-related care

Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine

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Title Research gaps in neonatal HIV-related care
Creator Davies, Mary-Ann
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Description The South African prevention of mother to child transmission programme has made excellentprogress in reducing vertical HIV transmission, and paediatric antiretroviral therapyprogrammes have demonstrated good outcomes with increasing treatment initiation inyounger children and infants. However, both in South Africa and across sub-Saharan African,lack of boosted peri-partum prophylaxis for high-risk vertical transmission, loss to followup,and failure to initiate HIV-infected infants on antiretroviral therapy (ART) before diseaseprogression are key remaining gaps in neonatal HIV-related care. In this issue of the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, experts provide valuable recommendations for addressingthese gaps. The present article highlights a number of areas where evidence is lacking toinform guidelines and programme development for optimal neonatal HIV-related care.
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Date 2015-05-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/octet-stream text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhivmed.v16i1.375
Source Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine; Vol 16, No 1 (2015); 6 pages 2078-6751 1608-9693
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2015 Mary-Ann Davies