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NIH study shows HIV-exposed children at high risk of language delay

Children exposed to HIV before birth are at risk for language impairments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Moreover, children exposed to HIV before birth may benefit from routine screening for language impairment, even if they don’t have any obvious signs of a language problem, the researchers said.

Published
09 January 2012
From
US National Institutes of Health
Romania: Adolescents With HIV Have More Neurocognitive Disorders

Researchers in Romania have found a high rate of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in a cohort of young adults who acquired HIV infections parenterally during childhood.

Published
18 October 2011
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Medscape (requires registration)
Study suggests why HIV-uninfected babies of mothers with HIV might be more prone to infections

Babies whose mothers have HIV, but who are not HIV-infected themselves, are born with lower levels of specific proteins in their blood called antibodies, which fight infection, compared with babies not exposed to HIV, a new study has found.

Published
08 February 2011
From
Eurekalert
SOUTH AFRICA: The difference AIDS makes to vulnerable children

New South African research shows that AIDS-affected children struggle with educational and mental health issues more than their peers, who are vulnerable for other reasons.

Published
05 November 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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