Looking back at paediatric HIV treatment in South Africa. My, how we have grown!

Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine

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Title Looking back at paediatric HIV treatment in South Africa. My, how we have grown!
Creator Levin, Leon J. Horak, Juliet L. Nuttall, James
Subject — HIV; paediatric HIV; paediatric antiretroviral treatment; South Africa; history
Description Antiretroviral treatment has undergone major changes in the last 20 years, from monotherapy, to dual therapy and finally to triple therapy. Lately, more focus has been placed on better, more well-tolerated combinations and formulations. As in most other disciplines in medicine, the development of paediatric HIV dosages and formulations always tends to lag behind adult research. Twenty years ago, it could take several years before data were available to enable the use of life-saving antiretrovirals in children. Paediatricians, being ever resourceful, were not prepared to let their paediatric patients suffer despite the lack of data or formulations and so made a plan. This article describes some of the trials and tribulations that we went through trying to make sure that our paediatric HIV patients not only survived but thrived. Clinicians treating paediatric patients today have it so much easier because of what our colleagues and their patients went through in those early days.
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Date 2021-09-16
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhivmed.v22i1.1283
Source Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine; Vol 22, No 1 (2021); 3 pages 2078-6751 1608-9693
Language eng
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