By Tiffany Chenneville

This booklet examines the influence of pediatric HIV on youngsters, youngsters, and their households. starting with an outline of pediatric HIV epidemiology, it lines the clinical, mental, and social dimensions of HIV in the course of the trajectory of adolescence and early life. It examines the most recent examine on quite a lot of issues, together with therapy adherence, cultural, felony, and moral concerns, and HIV stigma and its relief. Chapters provide specialist ideas for clinicians operating with young children with HIV in addition to researchers learning pediatric HIV. furthermore, the ebook additionally discusses day-by-day matters linked to pediatric HIV, equivalent to disorder administration, coping, entry to companies, probability prevention, and well-being promoting.
Topics featured during this booklet comprise:

  • The impression of pediatric HIV on households.
  • Psychosocial concerns for kids and youth with HIV.
  • HIV prevention and intervention within the institution setting.
  • HIV disclosure in pediatric populations.
  • How to layout powerful evidence-based HIV risk-reduction courses for adolescents.

A scientific consultant to Pediatric HIV is a must have source for researchers, clinicians, and graduate scholars in baby and faculty psychology, social paintings, and public overall healthiness in addition to pediatric drugs, nursing, epidemiology, anthropology, and different comparable disciplines.

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In infants with initial positive HIV viral tests (RNA, DNA), prophylaxis should be stopped and antiretroviral treatment initiated (American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric AIDS 2008). When acute HIV infection is suspected during pregnancy, in the intrapartum period, 32 C. Rodriguez and P. Emmanuel or while breastfeeding, initial testing should be performed with an antigen/antibody combination immunoassay; if the initial testing was performed with an HIV antibody test or supplemental testing is negative, an additional virologic test (RNA, DNA) may be necessary to diagnose HIV infection.

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