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Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine

On-line version ISSN 2078-6751
Print version ISSN 1608-9693

Abstract

ARCHARY, Mohendran; FAIRLIE, Lee  and  SLOGROVE, Amy. Current perspectives on paediatric HIV management from the Mexico International Aids Society Conference, 2019. South. Afr. j. HIV med. (Online) [online]. 2019, vol.20, n.1, pp.1-5. ISSN 2078-6751.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajhivmed.v20i1.1027.

While acknowledging the great achievements in getting 23 million people living with HIV to access antiretroviral treatment (ART) globally, there is still more to do in order to close the HIV treatment gap between the paediatric and adult ART programmes, with only 54% of children accessing ART compared to 62% of adults. Furthermore, while tremendous global gains have been made in preventing perinatal and postnatal HIV acquisition, HIV-exposed and uninfected children are still not achieving early childhood developmental outcomes comparable to HIV-unexposed children. In this article, we present highlights from two pre-conference meetings (11th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics and 5th Workshop on Children and Adolescents HIV Exposed and Uninfected) and the International Aids Society (IAS) meeting held in Mexico in July 2019.

Keywords : 2019 Paediatric ART Conferences; International Aids Society; management of pregnant and breastfeeding women; paediatric/adolescent HIV; treatment update.

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