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HIV in Children and Adolescents

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TREAT Asia’s pediatric research priorities include investigating optimal antiretroviral regimen sequencing to reduce resistance and side effects in children and adolescents, assessing the longer-term consequences of failing first- or second-line treatment before adulthood, and treating HIV in the broader context of families and communities. As part of this holistic approach, TREAT Asia is using mobile phone text messaging and computer-assisted survey technology to investigate the complex psychosocial needs of young people navigating growing up with HIV to help them adhere to their treatment and reduce risk behaviors for transmitting HIV. TREAT Asia’s pediatric network includes 18 sites in six countries, and 16 of these contribute to the TREAT Asia Pediatric HIV Observational Database (TApHOD), which contains data from nearly 6,000 children and adolescents.

Featured Articles

Study Shows HIV-Positive Adolescents in Asia Are at Increased Risk of High-Risk HPV

amfAR’s Pediatric Cure Think Tank Features Thai Study

A New Study Addresses Data Gaps on Treatment Adherence Among Children and Adolescents

Improving Reproductive Health Among HIV-Positive Adolescents

TREAT Asia Pediatric Researcher Receives an IAS CIPHER Grant

TREAT Asia Study on ARV Resistance in Children Reaches Its Goal

New Global Pediatric HIV Database to Investigate Critical Research Gaps

Earlier Is Better: Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in Asian Perinatally HIV-infected Adolescents

Children Continue to Start HIV Treatment too Late

HPV–Another Challenge for Adolescent Girls Growing Up with HIV

Lopinavir/Ritonavir Should Not Be Used Alone as Second-Line Therapy in Adults

Mastering the Art of Pediatric HIV Treatment