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HIV is increasingly affecting the health and welfare of children and undermining progress gained in child survival in the most affected countries. The infection follows a more aggressive course among infants and children than among adults, with 30% dying by age 1 year and 50% by age 2 without access to life-saving drugs. Infants and children respond well to antiretroviral therapy, and antiretroviral drugs are increasingly available. However, national responses in countries of the Americas remain limited.

PAHO assists national health managers with scaling up HIV diagnosis, care and treatment for children who are exposed to or have HIV within the context of broader child survival and HIV programs.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:55

Publications

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness: Complementary course on HIV/AIDS (2009)

Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infected Children in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards Universal Access (2008) (Spanish)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:56

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