Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 860--862

Immediate access to antiretroviral therapy is important in children living with HIV


Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya, Bikas K Arya 
 School of Medical Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

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Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya
School of Medical Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal
India

This article reviews a case of a child with perinatal HIV followed for 30 months during a prospective cohort study on pneumonia prevention in HIV-infected children. The point of this case report is to illustrate how delayed access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-infected children impacts immunization response and growth. Given the WHO's early release guideline changes on ART recommendations and the expected full revised guidelines coming out this year, this article is a timely discussion on the need for access to ART for HIV infected Indian children regardless of CD4 count.


How to cite this article:
Bhattacharya SD, Arya BK. Immediate access to antiretroviral therapy is important in children living with HIV.J Family Med Prim Care 2016;5:860-862


How to cite this URL:
Bhattacharya SD, Arya BK. Immediate access to antiretroviral therapy is important in children living with HIV. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 18 ];5:860-862
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