A Clinical Guide to Pediatric HIV: Bridging the Gaps Between by Tiffany Chenneville

By Tiffany Chenneville

This booklet examines the influence of pediatric HIV on young children, youth, and their households. starting with an outline of pediatric HIV epidemiology, it strains the scientific, mental, and social dimensions of HIV throughout the trajectory of early life and adolescence. It examines the newest examine on a variety of themes, together with therapy adherence, cultural, felony, and moral matters, and HIV stigma and its relief. Chapters supply professional strategies for clinicians operating with teenagers with HIV in addition to researchers learning pediatric HIV. additionally, the e-book additionally discusses day-by-day issues linked to pediatric HIV, similar to affliction administration, coping, entry to prone, hazard prevention, and wellbeing and fitness merchandising.
Topics featured during this booklet contain:

  • The impression of pediatric HIV on households.
  • Psychosocial issues for kids and children with HIV.
  • HIV prevention and intervention within the university setting.
  • HIV disclosure in pediatric populations.
  • How to layout potent evidence-based HIV risk-reduction courses for adolescents.

A medical advisor to Pediatric HIV is a must have source for researchers, clinicians, and graduate scholars in baby and college psychology, social paintings, and public well-being in addition to pediatric drugs, nursing, epidemiology, anthropology, and different similar disciplines.

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2006; Brady et al. 2010). ARV drug resistance testing has enhanced the ability to choose effective initial and subsequent regimens. Treatment strategies continue to focus on timely initiation of HAART regimens capable of maximally suppressing viral replication in order to prevent disease progression, preserve or restore immunologic function, and reduce the development of drug resistance. Availability of new drugs has led to more potent regimens with lower toxicity, lower pill burdens, and less frequent medication administration.

Late-presenting patients are slow progressors, also referred to as long-term non-progressors (LTNP). They are a heterogeneous group, and the etiology of the delayed progression can be viral polymorphisms that impact replication and virulence, host genetic factors, and immune factors. Definitions of LTNP vary, including no progression of disease in the first ten years of life, CD4 percentages at or above 25% at ten years (Ofori-Mante et al. 2007), and median survival of 12– 13 years compared to the usual six years (Ferrand et al.

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