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HIV/AIDS

20 April 2011

Children with HIV at risk of drug resistance

About one in eight children infected with HIV experiences triple-class virological failure, meaning the virus becomes resistant to multiple drugs, within five years of starting ARV treatment, a study shows.

About one in eight children infected with HIV experiences triple-class virological failure - meaning the virus becomes resistant to multiple drugs - within five years of starting antiretroviral treatment, a European study shows.

The study included more than 1,000 HIV-positive children in several European countries. The children, who were infected with HIV via their mother before or at birth, were under 16 years of age and began treatment with three or more drugs between 1998 and 2008.

ARV treatment in kids should start early

 

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