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Approaches towards avoiding lifelong antiretroviral therapy in paediatric HIV infection.

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Paediatric HIV infection is a substantial global public health problem in its own right. Approximately one in six new HIV infections worldwide arises as a result of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). In contrast to adult infection, progression to AIDS and death is rapid in most infected children and cannot be satisfactorily predicted in the youngest children based on viral load or CD4 count. For this reason, the current revised WHO guidelines recommending antiretroviral therapy (ART) be ini...

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10.1007/978-1-4614-0204-6_3

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Goulder, PJ More by this author
Prendergast, AJ More by this author
Journal:
Advances in experimental medicine and biology
Volume:
719
Pages:
25-37
Publication date:
2011
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ISSN:
0065-2598
URN:
uuid:ad524405-9ce6-491e-a718-6f4041f5c3ec
Source identifiers:
222432
Local pid:
pubs:222432

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