Current perspectives on paediatric HIV management from the Mexico International Aids Society Conference, 2019
CITATION: Archary, M., Fairlie, L. & Slogrove, A. 2019. Current perspectives on paediatric HIV management from the Mexico International Aids Society Conference, 2019. Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, 20(1):a1027, doi:10.4102/sajhivmed.v20i1.1027.
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: While acknowledging the great achievements in getting 23 million people living with HIV to access antiretroviral treatment (ART) globally, there is still more to do in order to close the HIV treatment gap between the paediatric and adult ART programmes, with only 54% of children accessing ART compared to 62% of adults. Furthermore, while tremendous global gains have been made in preventing perinatal and postnatal HIV acquisition, HIV-exposed and uninfected children are still not achieving early childhood developmental outcomes comparable to HIV-unexposed children. In this article, we present highlights from two preconference meetings (11th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics and 5th Workshop on Children and Adolescents HIV Exposed and Uninfected) and the International Aids Society (IAS) meeting held in Mexico in July 2019.