Publication
Title
Pediatric HIV: new opportunities to treat children
Author
Abstract
Background: Treating HIV-infected children remains a challenge due to a lack of treatment options, appropriate drug formulations and, in countries with limited resources, insufficient access to diagnostic tests and treatment. Objective: To summarize current data concerning new opportunities to improve the treatment of HIV-infected children. Methods: This review includes data from the most recently published peer-reviewed publications, guidelines or presentations at international meetings concerning new ways to treat HIV-infected children. Results/conclusions: New WHO guidelines recommend starting combination antiretroviral treatment in all infants aged < 1 year. Although this is common practice in some high-income countries, implementation of these recommendations in countries with limited resources is still a challenge. There is still an important gap between the availability of licensed drugs in children compared with adults. There remains a need for further pharmacokinetic studies, and for more pediatric formulations of antiretroviral drugs with improved palatability.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy. - London
Publication
London : 2009
ISSN
1465-6566
Volume/pages
10:11(2009), p. 1783-1791
ISI
000268789600008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 09.09.2009
Last edited 11.07.2017
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