Children (Ages 0-17)

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This Week in HIV Research: This Is Your Brain on Stigma

The impact of stigma on cognitive performance; risk factor dissonance among young black MSM; pregnancy and the HIV care continuum; new data on pediatric raltegravir use.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco.

By Kenyon Farrow

Neurological Conditions More Likely Among Children Exposed to Efavirenz in Utero

Efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) use was associated with a 60% increased risk of neurological conditions in children, according to data presented at IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco.

By Sony Salzman

ARVs and Children: New Research Shows the Devastating Impact of a Late Start

The first global comparison of adolescents who acquired HIV as newborns highlights the challenges around treatment for children in developing countries.

By Mary-Ann Davies and Amy Slogrove for The Conversation

To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed While Living With HIV? Data Needed!

The risk of transmitting HIV through the breastmilk of virally suppressed women in high-income countries is not known.

By Barbara Jungwirth

HIV Among Pregnant Women, Infants and Children in the United States

This recently updated fact sheet from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a quick rundown of the latest HIV infection numbers and prevention challenges impacting new moms and moms-to-be.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among Youth in the United States

In 2016, youth aged 13 to 241 made up 21% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Most (81%) of those new diagnoses occurred among young gay and bisexual men. Young black/African American2 and Hispanic/Latino3 gay and bisexual men were especia...

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Rate in U.S. Falls Between 2011 and 2016, While Prevalence Climbs

HIV incidence fell about 9% overall in a five-year span, the CDC found, but it rose in some groups, including people 25 to 29 years old, Asians, and American Indians.

By Mark Mascolini

Long-Acting ART for Children Is a Deferred Priority Despite Achievable Dosing

Optimal doses of long-acting injectable antiretrovirals cabotegravir and rilpivirine were predicted for different weight bands in children and adolescents.

By Polly Clayden for HIV i-Base

No Transmissions From Breastfeeding in Tanzania Cohort From Mothers With Undetectable Viral Load

No HIV-exposed infants who were negative at birth, whose mothers started ART before delivery, had suppressed viral loads, and exclusively breastfed, were HIV positive after breastfeeding, in a rural African cohort.

By Polly Clayden for HIV i-Base