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

How Does Trauma-Informed Care Improve Outcomes for Youth With HIV?

Kistin Nolan, M.P.H., and colleagues helped pilot a retention program designed to accommodate the emotional turmoil that makes it more difficult for young people with HIV to successfully navigate the health care system.

By Sony Salzman

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

Younger People Living With HIV More Likely to Have a Positive Self Image

Results from a survey of people living with HIV in the UK who are aged 15-24 included the optimistic results that younger people might be experiencing less stigma than older HIV-positive people.

By Simon Collins for HIV i-Base

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

Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV: Changing Lives for Mothers and Infants

A revolutionary method of HIV testing of infants, dried blood spot (DBS) testing, significantly cuts the time for diagnosis.


Antiretroviral Therapy Use and HIV Control Rates Rising in Young U.S. Adults: 2009-2013

Rates of antiretroviral therapy prescription and sustained viral suppression rose in young U.S. adults from 2009 through 2013, according to a new study.

By Mark Mascolini

What's New in the U.S. HHS Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection

Text and references throughout the Guidelines were updated to include relevant new data and publications.

By AIDSinfo

What's New in the U.S. HHS Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

The latest updates to the HIV opportunistic infections guidelines for children, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are in the Human Herpesvirus 8 and Microsporidiosis sections.

By AIDSinfo

Despite Male Youth's Similar Sexual Behaviors, MSM Have a Significantly Higher Risk of Acquiring HIV

Despite not engaging in notably riskier sexual behavior, gay and bisexual male teens have an elevated risk of acquiring HIV because their sex partners are more likely to have HIV and they are more likely than their peers to inject drugs, according to...

By Rod McCullom