February 11, 2011
"In order to provide life-long ART for children, better use of current first-line regimens and broader access to heat-stable, paediatric second-line and salvage formulations are needed," write the authors of a Journal of the International AIDS Society study that explored second-line ART use and access in Asia and southern Africa. The results of a survey of African and Asian cohorts revealed, "Ten percent of Asian and 3.3% of African children were on second-line ART at the time of data transfer" (TREAT Asia Paediatric HIV Observational Database and The International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Southern Africa Paediatric Group, 2/9).
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